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 Place Value:  The use in number systems of the position of a digit in a number to indicate the value of the digit.
Place value is very important in interpreting numbers. For example, on the scoreboard below, the home team has 112 points. 112 can be represented as 100 + 10 + 2. Reading right to left, the first 1 is in the hundreds place, so it has a value of 100. The second 1 is in the tens place, so it has a value of 10. The 2 is in the ones place, so it has a value of 2.

Basketball Score Board

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