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Lesson 32:  Relationship Between Place Values

This is an easy lesson which reinforces the concept of place values.

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Let's look again at the place value chart.  Here I've extended it to the millions place:

Millions Hundred Thousands Ten Thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Ones
1,000,000 100,000 10,000 1,000 100 10 1

It's important to remember that each place is ten times the value of the place on its right.  For example, the hundred thousands place is 10 times the value of the place on its right, which is the ten thousands place.  Make sure that you see that pattern. 

It's also important to see that if you move two spaces to the left, the value of the place increases by 100, which is 10 x 10.  For example, 100,000 is 100 times as big as 1,000.

The pattern could be extended to three spaces to the left.  If you move three spaces to the left of a given space, the value is 1,000 (10 x 10 x 10) times as big.  For example, 1,000,000 is 1,000 times as big as 1,000.  Take some time to look at the place value table, and study these relationships.

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