### What is Place Value?

Place value is a way to tell how much each digit in a number is worth based on where it is in the number. In a number, the position of each digit tells us its value. The farther left a digit is, the bigger its value!

For example, in the number **4,532,789**:

- The 4 is in the
**millions**place, so it means 4,000,000. - The 5 is in the
**hundred thousands**place, which means 500,000. - The 3 is in the
**ten thousands**place, so it means 30,000. - The 2 is in the
**thousands**place, which means 2,000. - The 7 is in the
**hundreds**place, so it’s worth 700. - The 8 is in the
**tens**place, so it’s worth 80. - The 9 is in the
**ones**place, which means 9.

So, when we put all those values together, the number 4,532,789 means **4 million + 500 thousand + 30 thousand + 2 thousand + 700 + 80 + 9**.

### Writing Numbers in Digit Form

Sometimes, numbers are written out in words, and we need to change them back into digits. Here’s an example:

**“Five million, three hundred twenty-four thousand, one hundred fifty-seven”**becomes**5,324,157**.

To do this, we find where each word fits in the place value chart:

- “Five million” means the 5 goes in the millions place.
- “Three hundred twenty-four thousand” means the 324 goes in the hundred thousands, ten thousands, and thousands places.
- “One hundred fifty-seven” means the 157 goes in the hundreds, tens, and ones places.

By knowing place value, you can write any big number correctly!

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