Question Video: Understanding Place Values in a Multidigit Number

What is the place value of the digit 6 in 631,049?

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What is the place value of the digit six in 631,049?

In this question, we’re given a six-digit number, and it was read for us in the question 631,049. Now, each of these digits is in a different place. And we’re asked what is the place value of the digit six in this number. Let’s sketch a place value table to help us. It’s going to need six columns, one for each digit. Let’s write them in. Six-three-one-zero-four-nine. So, we’ve got a six-digit number, and our question is all about the digit six in this number. What is its place value?

Well, as we’ve seen already, this is a six-digit number. So, it starts with hundred thousands digit. And as we read our number from left to right, six is the first digit; it’s in the hundred thousands place. The place value of the digit six in the number 631,049 is hundred thousands.

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