Decimal place value refers to the system that assigns value to digits in a decimal number based on their position relative to the decimal point. Each digit to the left of the decimal represents whole numbers, with each position increasing by a power of ten (e.g., tens, hundreds). Conversely, digits to the right represent fractions, decreasing by powers of ten (e.g., tenths, hundredths, thousandths). Understanding decimal place value is essential for performing arithmetic operations and comparing numbers, as it helps us determine the value of each digit in a number.

Identifying Decimal Place Value (Value of a Digit)