Place value - Definition and Meaning
What is place value?
Place Value Definition: It is the value of the digit with reference to its position in the number. For example, 238 has 2 hundred, 3 tens and 8 ones.
Place value using base-ten blocks
Expanding place value
Each place has a value that is 10 times the value of the place on its right.
Using the chart, the number 238 can be written in expanded form as:
Decimal place value
Decimal numbers are fractions or mixed numbers with denominators which are powers of 10. In a decimal number, the place right to the ones place would have a value which is (1/10th) of ones is known as tenths. Similarly, moving towards the right, the value decreases by a factor of 1/10.
Using the chart, the number 7.341 can be written in expanded form as:
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