**Place value** is perhaps the most important concept that needs to be understood to do arithmetic with mathematics.

The value of a number is determined by combining its **face value** and its **place value**. Reading a number from left to right, every digit has a place value ten times less than the previous one. Let’s consider the place values of the digits in the number 2034.74

**Exercise**

Let’s try exercise 1 on pages 73 to 74 of the core textbook to help us focus on the place value of digits in a number:

The answers are below: