What is place value?

Place value refers to the value of each digit within a number.

Diagram of the number 3 147 286

In the number \({3,147,286}\) the digit \({2}\) has a value of \({200}\) (two hundred) and the digit \({3}\) has a value of \({3,000,000}\) (three million).

Question

What is the value of the digit \({8}\) in \({3,147,286}\)?

The digit \({8}\) has a value of eight tens, or \({80}\).