# Digits and Place Values

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## Description

This is an introductory tutorial outlining what digits and place values are. The associated video tutorial is to come.

## What is a Digit?

A digit is any of the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

## What is a *Multiple* Digit number?

A *multiple digit* number is any number that has more than one digit. That is, any whole number between 10 and 99 is a *double digit* number; similarly, any whole number between -10 and -99 is also a double digit number.

Knowing this, decide which of the below is a *double digit*, and which is a *triple digit* number. Hover your mouse over the image to reveal the answer.

## What is a place value?

Every digit in a number is assigned a place value.

For example, in the number **seventy-two**, *the digit 7 is assigned the tens' value*; this tells you there are

*seven lots of 10s*. The

*digit*; this tells you that there are

**2**is assigned the**ones'**value*two lots of 1s*.

The larger a number is (i.e. the more digits it has), the more place values it has. For example, the number *363,105* has **six** place values.

## Complementary Exercises

Below are some complementary exercises for you to work through in your own time to consolidate your understanding. You can download the document here: