How Do You Find the Value of a Digit in a Whole Number?

How Do You Find the Value of a Digit in a Whole Number?

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Understanding place value is a building block of understanding numbers. Follow along with this tutorial to see how to find the value of a digit for a given number!

The natural numbers are also called the counting numbers. The whole numbers are almost exactly as the natural numbers the same except for one small difference! Watch this tutorial and learn the difference between natural and whole numbers.

Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.

Place value is a building block of numbers. Without place value, we couldn't keep all our numbers straight! This tutorial introduces place value and shows you the parts of a place value chart.

Further Exploration

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Comparing two large whole numbers can be a chore, but using a place value chart can make the process easier. Take a look at how to line up the digits and figure out which number is larger.