I have a language barrier problem in the following question:

"What's the 23rd digit to the left of the decimal point in the decimal representation of 1/7?

We think of 1/7 as "1 divided by 7" and use long division to get:

1/7 = .142857142.... "

in this: 1/7 = .142857142.... the question asks for the 23rd division to the

**left or right**?

Please explain why it should be correct to say "nth digit to the left", and not right? I see it as 23rd digit to the right

**from**the decimal point. May be it should be read as 23rd digit to the left

**to**the decimal point?

Please help!

The question was taken from the post by Stuart Kowinski.