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# Place Value

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Each digit in a whole number and decimal number has a place value, based on its position from the right.

The value of a digit in the number is the digit multiplied by the place value.

Example: 9783 . 2465

### Rules for Decimal Place values:

Below are the place value rules in the number 9783.2465 above;

The first digit to the left of the decimal point is in the units/ones place, i.e. 3 units.

The second digit to the left of the decimal point is in the tens place, i.e. 8 tens.

The third digit to the left of the decimal point is in the hundreds place, i.e. 7 hundreds.

The fourth digit to the left of the decimal point is in the thousands place, i.e. 9 thousands.

The first digit to the right of the decimal point is in the tenths place, i.e. 2 tenths.

The second digit to the right of the decimal point is in the hundredths place, i.e. 4 hundredths.

The third digit to the right of the decimal point is in the thousandths place, i.e. 6 thousandths.

The fourth digit to the right of the decimal point is in the ten-thousandths place, i.e. 5 ten-thousandths.

### Example 1:

Give the digits in ones place and tenths place in the number 75.39

Solution:

Step 1:

75.39

In the given number 75.39, the digit in ones place is 5 as it is the first digit to the left of the decimal point.

Step 2:

75.39

The digit in tenths place is 3 as it is the first digit to the right of decimal point.

### Example 2

Write down the place values for all the numbers in  9 453   276 . 1847

Solution:

9 – Million
4 – Hundred thousands
5 – Ten thousands
3 – Thousands
2 – Hundreds
7 – Tens
6 – Units

. = Decimal point

1 – Tenths
8 – Hundredths
4 – Thousandths
7 – Ten thousandths

### Example 3

What is the value of 5 in number 31.8752

Solution:

3 = Tens
1 = Units

. = Decimal point

8 = Tenths
7 = Hundredths
5 = Thousandths
2 = Ten thousandths

: 5 is thousandths in number 31.8752

### Example 4

What is the place value of 9 and 3 in number 97814.060253?

Solution:

a. 9 in 97814.060253 is ten thousands

b. 3 in 97814.060253 is millionths

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