What is place value?

Place value

We use place value headings like 10, 100, 1000. These help us do sums and see which numbers are bigger than others.

A number is made of one or more digits. The number 6379, for example, is made of the digits 6, 3, 7 and 9.

6 thousands, 3 hundreds, 7 tens and 9 ones (ones can also be known as units).

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