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Let’s read our question.
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What value does the three represent in the number six three two eight five.
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I didn’t read the number correctly because I don’t want to give away the answer just yet.
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Let’s circle the keywords and the key numbers in this question to help us work out what we need to do.
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So I’ve circled value, three, represent, and the number that we’ve been given, six three two eight five.
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When a question asks us the value of a digit or what it represents in a number, it’s asking us how much the digit is worth in the number.
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So this question is asking us how much the three digit is worth.
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We can use a place value chart to help us answer this question.
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The first thing we need to think about is how many digits does this number have.
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And if we count them, we can see it has five.
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Therefore, the place value chart has five columns: ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones.
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Now let’s write our number into the place value chart.
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We’ll start with the ones.
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And there are five ones, which we’ve written into the ones column.
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Now let’s do the tens digit.
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And there are eight.
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Now it’s the hundreds digit.
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And there are two.
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Now I’m going to do the thousands digit.
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And this is the important one because remember the question asks how much is this three worth.
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We can see there are three in the thousands column.
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And our last digit is six, which we write in the ten thousands column.
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So now we have our number, 63285.
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So the question asked us what’s the value of the three digit in this number.
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Now we can see the three is in the thousands column, which means it’s worth 3000.
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So to answer the question what value does the three represent in the number 63285, the answer is 3000.