Video: Understanding the Value of the Digits in a Three-Digit Number

Kerrie Lynskey

Using a place value grid, we can figure out the value of each digit. To find the value of the 3 in 435, I can write the digits into the grid. The 3 is in the tens column, so I know the 3 has the value of 3 tens which is the same as 30.

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Using a place value grid, we can figure out the value of each digit. To find the value of the three in 435, I can write the digits into the grid. The three is in the tens column. So I know the three has the value of three tens which is the same as 30.

Use a grid to help you find the value of the six in 126.

The first digit in 126 is one, which we write in the hundreds place. The next digit is two, which we write in the tens column or the tens place. The next digit is six, which we write in the ones column.

The question asks us to find the value of the six in 126. [sound cut] six digit is worth six ones.

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