Posted by **Mary** on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 4:22pm.

In finding distance problems i understand the use of formula of d/rt then what i do not understand is the giving solutions in 3 decimal places. Can someone give an example step by step? The answer I do not need it is how to do it? Textbook says use calculator this is where problem is

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, May 28, 2010 at 4:24pm
Three decimal places is the three numbers after the decimal point.

Examples:

0.54675 = 0.547

0.41636 = 0.416

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**PsyDAG**, Friday, May 28, 2010 at 4:27pm
It is not d/rt, but d = rt, translating into distance = rate times time. This may be your problem.

.001 is three decimal places.

If you don't know how to use a calculator, do calculations by hand.

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