Face value and Place value of a digit in a number
The concept of Face value and place value is taught in all classes from 1 to 5. It’s a topic from chapter 1 Number system. Let’s learn the concept clearly.
- The face value of a digit in a number is the digit itself.
- The face value of a digit is not dependent on its position in the number.
For example, in number 368
face value of 3 is 3
face value of 6 is 6
face value of 8 is 8
The place value of a digit in a number depends upon the position of the digit in the number.
For example, in the number 368
place value of 3 is 300
place value of 6 is 60
place value of 8 is 8
Here’s a breakdown of the place values in the number 368:
- The digit 8 is in the ones place, so its place value is 8 × 1 = 8
- The digit 6 is in the tens place, so its place value is 6 × 10 = 60.
- The digit 3 is in the hundreds place, so its place value is 3 × 100 = 300.
In summary, the face value is the actual value of a digit, while the place value is the value a digit contributes to the overall number based on its position within the number. Understanding these concepts is fundamental for working with numbers, especially when performing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operations.
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