Digits to the right of the decimal point have place value just as they do to the left. The place value of digits in the 3rd place to the right of the decimal point is

one thousandth = 1/1000 = 1/10

.002 = 2/1000 = 1/500

A mixed decimal number, such as 2.375, can be converted to a mixed number in the same way

2.375 = 2 + .375 = 2 + 375/1000 = 2 + 3/8 = 2 3/8

one thousandth = 1/1000 = 1/10

^{3}.002 = 2/1000 = 1/500

A mixed decimal number, such as 2.375, can be converted to a mixed number in the same way

2.375 = 2 + .375 = 2 + 375/1000 = 2 + 3/8 = 2 3/8