Friday, April 4, 2014

Define Place Value

Definition of Place Value:

Place value is the numerical value that a digit holds in a certain position in a number.

In other words...
Place value is the value of a digit in a number!


What is the value of 3 in 4,236?
Answer: Since 3 is the second digit from right to left in the number, let's take a look at the Place Value Chart to determine its value. It's simple!
  1. Ones
  2. Tens
  3. Hundreds
  4. Thousands
  5. Ten Thousands
  6. Hundred Thousands
  7. So on... ( keep multiplying the previous value by 10 to get next value 100,000x10=1,000,000)
So, as you can see, the second value of a number is ten. Therefore the value of 3 in 4,236 equals 3 tens or 30!

I know it looks like a lot of work, but trust me, it's very easy once you practice a few problems. You'll have Place Value mastered in no time!

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