Place value
Place value: The value of the place of a digit in a number.
Digit: Any of the symbols 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.
Look at the following number:250,785,864 and study the name of the places for each number starting with 4.
Looking at the number, you can see that 4 is in the ones place. It also means that we have 4 ones.
6 is in the tens place and 8 in the hundreds place.It also means that there are 6 tens and 8 hundreds.
Examples: Find the name of the place for each underlined digit
57
9 9 is in the
Ones place
9877
9 is in the
thousands place
5
698746
6 is in the
hundred-thousands place
6
7892456
7 is in the
millions place
345
21663987
2 is in the
ten-millions place
89622
12352
1 is in the
ten-thousands place
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