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# Practice - Place Value - 03

Welcome young mathematicians! Bored of humdrum maths homework? Come on an adventure with us into the exciting world of place value! We have 10 juicy questions for you, to test your understanding of digits, their worth and their positions. But fret not, we will guide you with helpful comments. So thrusters on—let’s go!
1.
If I add 10 to 345, which digit will change?
3
4
5
None of the above
345 + 10 = 355. So, the digit in the tens place (4) changes to 5.
2.
Which has a greater value: 5 in 504 or 5 in 450?
5 in 504
5 in 450
They have the same value
Cannot be determined
The '5' in 504 is in the hundreds place (value = 500), whereas the '5' in 450 is in the tens place (value = 50).
3.
What is 4,706 written in words?
Four thousand seven hundred and six
Four hundred seventy-six
Four thousand seventy-six
Four thousand seventy
4,706 is 'Four thousand seven hundred and six'.
4.
Which option shows the number 7,213 in expanded form?
7,000 + 200 + 10 + 3
700 + 200 + 10 + 3
7,000 + 2,000 + 100 + 3
7,000 + 20 + 10 + 3
The correct expanded form for 7,213 is 7,000 (thousands place) + 200 (hundreds place) + 10 (tens place) + 3 (units place).
5.
Which number has an 8 in the hundreds place?
1,786
608
783
895
Only in 895 is the digit '8' in the hundreds place.
6.
In the number 876, which digit is in the tens place?
8
7
6
None of the above
In the number 876, '7' is in the tens place.
7.
What is the value of the 3 in the number 4,356?
3
30
300
3,000
In the number 4,356, the '3' is in the hundreds place, making its value 300.
8.
What is the value of the digit 2 in the number 725.4?
0.2
2
20
200
In the number 725.4, the '2' is in the tens place, making its value 20.
9.
If in a number the digit 5 stands for 500, what place is it in?
Units
Tens
Hundreds
Thousands
A digit represents 'hundreds' when it stands for a value of 100s hence '5' here is in the hundreds place.
10.
If you switch the positions of the 3 and the 6 in 236, what number will you get?
326
263
362
632
Swapping the positions of the 3 and the 6 in 236 gives us 263.
Author:  Graeme Haw