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place value

• the value of a digit depending on its place in a number.
• in the decimal system, each place is 10x bigger than the place to its right.
• the decimal system uses 10 digits to show all numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
by using place value and a decimal point to separate
whole numbers from decimal fractions.

base 10 system

place value number systems

• in a place value number system, powers of the base number
are the basis of each place value column.

place value number systems

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