# What is place value?

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

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 $${80}$$.