# How do I describe even values of the tenths digit of a number?

How can I describe the following numbers?

``````0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
``````

Can I call them "even tenths"?

For example:

"If the maximum value in the data set is 1, then the values displayed in the bar graph are the ______." I am pertaining to the numbers above.

• Typically, these are called "fifths." – Tatpurusha May 19 '14 at 3:23
• Your question in the text is different from your question in the title. Are you looking for what to call those four numbers? If so, yes they are fifths of a unit. Or are you looking for a way to describe an even first digit after the decimal point (as the title says)? The entire number or the first digit? Why don't you give a sentence showing how you would use the answer X that you are looking for? – Drew May 19 '14 at 3:29
• Better asked on Mathematics – Kris May 19 '14 at 5:26
• @Tatpurusha The argument whether they are actually "tenths" or "fifths" is not much about the English language. – Kris May 19 '14 at 5:59
• This question appears to be off-topic because it should be migrated to math.stackexchange.com – Mari-Lou A May 19 '14 at 7:16

It just so happens that there is an answer to this very question on the math stack exchange.

Can decimal numbers be considered “even” or “odd”?

Reading through the answers there, I think it's safe to say that a decimal number can not be called even (or odd) unless you are prepared to get into some serious math and/or philosophy.

• Ha, save us from serious mathematics. – Mogginson May 19 '14 at 10:49