Posted by **jamal** on Monday, August 4, 2008 at 7:49pm.

what is a place value

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**Kristyn**, Monday, August 4, 2008 at 8:02pm
In our decimal number system, the value of a digit depends on its place, or position, in the number. Each place has a value of 10 times the place to its right.

For example:

.1 has ONE place value.

.001 has THREE place values.

If you are asked to move the decimal 3 place values to the RIGHT, then .1 becomes 100. If you are asked to move the decimal 2 place values to the LEFT, then .1 becomes .001.

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