**What is place value?**

**The value of a digit depends on its place in a number. This is its place value.**

**What is place value?**

Place value is the basis of our entire number

system. A place value system is one in which the

position of a digit in a number determines its value.

In the standard system, called base ten, each place

represents ten times the value of the place to its

right. You can think of this as making groups of ten

of the smaller unit and combining them to make a

new unit.

Example: Look at number 444

The 4 in the hundreds place equal 400

The 4 in tens place equal 40

The 4 in the ones place equal 4

You can see from the place value chart that the

hundreds place is ten times more than the tens

place. And the tens place is ten times more than

the ones place.

Try it? Multiply 40 (the value of the tens place) times

ten. 40 x 10 = 400 (the value of the hundreds place)

Related links

Understanding-place-value

Place Values by-2numbers

Tens, Ones

Place Values to up to 3 digit

numbers

Hundreds, Tens, Ones

Place Values up to 4 digit

numbers

Thousands, Hundreds, Tens,

Ones