Each number in a four  digit number has a different  
place value
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example: The number 4,276  The  4 is in the
thousands  place. It tells you there is 4 sets of one
thousand  in the thousand place.
1000+1000+1000+1000 = 4000    


The 2 is in  the hundreds place.  It tells you that
there are 2 sets of hundreds in the hundreds place.
  100+100 = 200

The 7 is in the ten's  place. It tells you there are 7
ten's in the ten's  place.
   10+10+10+10+10+10+10=70  
the 6 is in the ones place. It tells you there are 6
ones in the ones place
 1+1+1+1+1+1=6

4000+200+70+6 =
4,276
             
4 2 7 6
I  |  |  |__ones place
I  |  |_________tens place
I  |________________hundreds place
I__________________ thousands place
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Place Values - Place Value up to a thousand
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The Number 4,276 written in three forms
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Place values chart
place value with base ten blocks
The number  4,276 Illustrated using Base Ten
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