What is the place value of the
digit in brackets in the number 4279?
And in our question, the digit nine
is in brackets. Sometimes by reading a number out
loud as we read the question out, it can give the answer. So what we’ll do is pretend that we
haven’t just heard the name of the number, and we’ll just imagine that we’ve just
seen it. We know it has four digits, four,
two, seven, and nine. And, the digit nine is in
brackets. This is just to show us that this
is the digit that the question’s talking about. We need to say what the place value
of the digit in brackets is. In other words, what is the place
value of the digit nine in this number?
Where a digit belongs in a number
or its place gives it its value and tells us what it’s worth. And, the four different places that
are in a four-digit number are worth units, this is another word for ones so we’ll
put an o there just to remind us, tens, hundreds, and finally the value of the
largest digit is thousands. These are the different values of
the four different places in a four-digit number.
Let’s put our number four, two,
seven, nine into our place value grid. Four, two, seven, nine. Once we know the place value of
each digit, we can then read our number. Each digit has a value then. Four thousands, we know this
because the digit four is in the thousands place. Then, we also have two hundreds,
seven tens, which has a value of 70, and then nine units or nine ones. We can now read our number,
4279. As we’ve just said, the value of
the nine digit is nine units or nine ones. The digit that was written in
brackets in the question was nine. And the place value of the digit
nine in 4279 is units.