Posted by Lee on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:27am.
What is the difference between 500 thousandths and 5 tenths. I thought you could drop extra zeros to the right of the decimal? .500 vs .5

Math  Reiny, Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:35am
The numerical values are the same, but
.500 tells me that something was measured to the nearest thousandth unit
An important concept in science