Posted by cam on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:48pm.
A bookcase has 43 books. there are 34 students in the class. Are there enough books for the students? how do you know? use place value to solve

math  Emily, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:56pm
I don't think I know what place value is, but it sounds like there is enough books I guess. It depends on how many books is required for each student, which is not given here.

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 9:58pm
The obvious answer is yes.
Divide: 43/34 = 1.2647
Therefore there is more than one book per student.
Is this what you need? 
math  DrBob222, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 10:13pm
The tens place value is 4 (from 43) books available. You have in the tens place for students 3 (from 34). Since 3 is less than 4, you more than enough books for everyone (assuing each students needs only one book).

math  Emily, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 10:24pm
Oh DUH that's what place value is. Maybe it's time I go back to school!