# Place Value of Whole numbers - Grade 5 Mathematics

## Numbers: Place Value of Whole numbers

To understand the place value of different numbers, we are going to use a place value table shown below:
Number Hundreds of Thousands Tens of Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones

 Number Hundreds of Thousands Tens of Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones

#### Practice Question 1

What is the place value of 7 in the number 513 764
Number Hundreds of Thousands Tens of Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones
513 764 5 1 3 7 6 4

 513764 Hundreds of Thousands 5 Tens of Thousands 1 Thousands 3 Hundreds 7 Tens 6 Ones 4
The place value of 7 in 513 764 is Hundreds

The place value of 5 is Hundreds of Thousands
The place value of 1 is Tens of Thousands
The place value of 3 is Thousands
The place value of 7 is Hundreds
The place value of 6 is Tens
The place value of 4 is Ones

#### Practice Question 2

John is a farmer. Last year, he produced 981 732 kg of maize. What is the place value of 8 in the number?
Number Hundreds of Thousands Tens of Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones
981 732 9 8 1 7 3 2

 Number 981732 Hundreds of Thousands 9 Tens of Thousands 8 Thousands 1 Hundreds 7 Tens 3 Ones 2
The place value of 8 in 981 732 is Tens of Thousands

#### Practice Question 3

What is the place value of the digits in red and underlined, in the numbers below:
a) 893
b) 4 830
c) 29 786
d) 197 853
e) 809 467

Number Hundreds of Thousands Tens of Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones
893 8 9 3
4830 4 8 3 0
29 786 2 9 7 8 6
197 853 1 9 7 8 5 3
809 467 8 0 9 4 6 7

The place value of 9 in 893 is Tens
The place value of 4 in 4 830 is Thousands
The place value of 7 in 29 786 is Hundreds
The place value of 3 in 197 853 is Ones
The place value of 8 in 809 467 is Hundreds of Thousands