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# Finding place value

CCSS.Math:

## Video transcript

find the place value of 3 in 4356 now whenever I think about place value and the more you do practice problems on this will become a little bit of second nature but whenever I see a problem like this I like to expand out what 4356 really is so let me rewrite the number so if I were to write and I'll write it in different colors so 4356 is equal to and just think about how I just set it it is equal to four thousand four thousand plus 300 + 300 + 50 + 50 + six and you could come up with that just based on how we set it 4356 now another way to think about this is this is just like saying this is for thousands for thousands for thousands plus or you could even think of end so plus three hundreds three hundreds plus fifty you could think of it as five tens five tens plus six and instead of six we could say plus six ones plus six ones and so if we go back to the original number 4356 this is the same thing as four I'll write it down for let me see how well I can I'll write it up write this this is the same thing as four thousands for thousands three hundred three hundred five tens five tens and then six ones so when they ask what is the place value of 3 in 4356 we're concerned with this 3 right here and its place value it's in the hundreds place if there was a four here that would mean we're dealing with four hundred if there's a five five hundreds it's the third from the right this is the ones six ones five tens three hundred so the answer here is it is in the hundreds place it is in the hundreds place