Example - Place Value
In the number 4357.91, what is the value of the 5?
The value of the digit 5 in the number 456.789 is 5 tens or 50.
Questions about the number →1234.5678
Q1. What is the value of the 2?
Q2. What is the value of the 5?
Q3. What is the value of the 8?
Q4. How many times larger is the value of the 2 than the value of the 5?
Q5. How many times smaller is the value of the 8 compared with the value of the 2?
A1. 2 hundreds or 200
A2. 5 tenths or 0.5
A3. 8 ten-thousandths or 0.0008
A4. 200⁄0.5 = 400 times
A5. 200⁄0.0008 = 250 000 times
Did You Know That...?
The Human Genome is the total of all the genes on our 23 pairs of chromosomes. Each gene has approximately 1000 genes. Altogether, there are about 3 billion nucleotide chemicals that make up these genes.