# The Value of Places

## Test your understanding of place value by comparing the values of digits in different positions within numbers.

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 How many times bigger is the number represented by the green eight than the number represented by the blue four? How many times bigger is the number represented by the black nine than the number represented by the orange three? How many times smaller is the number represented by the brown five than the number represented by the orange three? How many times smaller is the number represented by the red two than the number represented by the green eight? How many times bigger is the number represented by the blue four than the number represented by the brown five? How many times smaller is the number represented by the brown five than the number represented by the green eight? What would you have to divide the number represented by the orange three by in order to equal the number represented by the red two? What would you have to divide the number represented by the black nine by in order to equal the number represented by the brown five? What would you have to divide the number represented by the black nine by in order to equal the number represented by the red two? How many times bigger is the number represented by the blue four than the number represented by the red two?
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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Compare the values of the digits in a three digit whole number

Level 2 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the hundreds with one decimal place

Level 3 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the thousands with one decimal place

Level 4 - Compare the values of the digits in a number in the thousands with two decimal places

Level 5 - A challenge to create a number that fits the given description

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## Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

Here is a Place Value Chart you might find useful when doing this exercise.

## Video

This video explains place value and is from 'Math is Fun'.

The following statements may help:

• The value of the digit two in the number 923 is twenty
• The number represented by the digit 6 in the number 6512 is six thousand
• The value of the digit five in the number 91.53 is five tenths
• The number represented by the digit 7 in the number 33.37 is seven hundredths
• In the number 123.45 the value of the digit one is one hundred. The value of the digit four is four tenths. The value of the digit one is 250 times the value of the digit four (100 ÷ 0.4)

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