|Each number in a four digit number has a different
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.
the 6 is in the ones place. It tells you there are 6
ones in the ones place
4000+200+70+6 = 4,276
4 2 7 6
I | | |__ones place
I | |_________tens place
I |________________hundreds place
I__________________ thousands place