# Whole Number and Decimal Place Values

Whole Number and Decimal Place Values

We will begin our review of place values with a look at whole numbers. When writing

large numbers it is common practice to separate them into groups of three using commas as the

separator. When separating into groups of three, start from the right and count toward the left.

2 3 , 9 2 1 , 7 7 4

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The following is a chart showing this separation and how the groups are labeled.

Billions Millions Thousands Units

4 3 2 , 5 6 1 , 9 6 3 , 8 7 5

Each digit within each group of three has its own individual place value. Therefore, digits

put in different places, as well as different groups, take on different values. Consider the

assigned values to the group of three in the following example.

EXAMPLE 1: Write 444 in words.

SOLUTION: 4 4 4

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4 hundreds 4 tens 4 ones

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four hundred forty - four

When reading large numbers each group of three is read individually followed by its group

name.

Let's look at a couple of examples of large numbers and how they would be written in

words.

EXAMPLE 2: Write 527904 in words

SOLUTION: First separate the number into groups of three counting from right to left:

5 2 7 , 9 0 4

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