Place Value 6-Digit Expanded Form

Place Value: Learn

Numbers, such as 495,786, have six digits. Each digit is a different place value.

You already know about the last 3 digits: hundreds, tens, and ones. The first three follow a similar pattern.

The first digit is called the hundred thousands' place. It tells you how many sets of one hundred thousand are in the number. The number 495,786 has four hundred thousands.

The second digit is the ten thousands' place. It tells you that there are 9 ten thousands in addition to the four hundreds thousands.

The third digit is the one thousands' place which is 5 in this example. Therefore, there are 5 sets of one thousand in the number.

100 Thousands 10 Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones
4 9 5 7 8 6

All together, there are four sets of one hundred thousand, nine sets of ten thousand, five sets of one thousand, seven sets of one hundred, eight sets of ten, and four ones in the number 495,784.

Expanded form shows the number expanded into an addition statement. The expanded form of 495,786 is 400,000 + 90,000 + 5,000 + 700 + 80 + 6.

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