# International Place Value Chart System – Examples, Facts, FAQs

## What Is the International Place Value Chart?

The international place value chart in math is a table that uses the international number system to determine the value of each digit in a number based on its position.

The value of each digit in a number based on its position is called the place value. Place value refers to how much a digit is worth in relation to its position in a number.

The place value chart helps align every digit with its respective position in a number and makes it easier to find the place values. It is extremely helpful when reading, writing, and making sense of large numbers. Using a comma and a division, we separate the figures into groups to reduce confusion when reading extremely large figures.

## Periods in the International Place Value Chart

In the International place value system, we have three periods: ones, thousands, and millions, for the nine places from right to left. Each period contains three places.

• Ones period: This is the first period consisting of three places: ones, tens, and hundreds.
• Thousands period: This is the second period, which consists of three places: thousands, ten thousands, and hundred thousands.
• Millions period: This is the last period, which consists of three places: millions, ten millions, and hundred millions.

## Reading and Writing Large Numbers Using the International Place Value Chart

To write large numbers using the international place value system, we separate periods using commas. So, we add commas after every three digits counting from the ones digit. Similarly, when reading large numbers, we identify the periods using the commas.

Example: The number 12345678 is written as 12,345,678 as per the International place value system.

Twelve million, three hundred forty-five thousand, six hundred and seventy-eight.

## Finding Place Values Using the International Place Value Chart

Let’s understand how the place value chart helps us find the place values of digits.

Consider an example. We have written the number 125,604,779 in the international place value chart. Each digit is aligned with its corresponding position in the chart. The place values of digits are written right below the digit.

We can write the expanded form as

125,604,779 = 100,000,000 + 20,000,000 + 5,000,000 + 600,000 + 0 + 4,000 + 700 + 70 + 9

## Difference between Indian and International Place Value Chart

Observe and compare the Indian and International place value charts to understand the differences better!

The number 3229517 is arranged in both the system charts so you can understand the place value of every digit in both the systems.

• Indian place value chart: Thirty-two lakh, twenty-nine thousands, five-hundred and seventeen.
• International place value chart: Three million, two-hundred twenty nine thousand, five-hundred seventeen.

Indian place value chart with example:

International place value chart with example:

## Facts about International Place Value Chart

• 1 million has 6 zeros.
1 million = 1,000,000
• The fourth period in the international place value chart, that comes after millions is billions.
• 1 billion has 9 zeros.
1 billion = 1,000,000,000
• The placement of separators (commas) that defines the periods is the key difference between the Indian and international place value charts.
• 1 million = 10 lakhs
10 millions = 1 crore
1 billion = 100 crores

## Conclusion

In this article, we have learned about the international place value system and chart. We also saw the difference between the Indian place value system and International place value system. Both the place value charts are important depending on their usage. Now let’s grasp more of this concept with examples and practice problems.

## Solved Examples on International Place Value Chart

1. Write the place value of 4 and 7 in 73,455.

Solution:

The digit 4 is in the hundreds place. So its place value is 400.

The digit 7 is at the ten thousand’s place. So its place value is 70,000.

2. Write the following numbers in the international place value chart:

(i) 6432156

(ii) 87201593

Solution:

3. Read and write the following numbers as per the international system.

(a) 74028952

(b) 1835762

Solution:

(a) 74028952

We write 74028952 as 74,028,952 and read it as “Seven-hundred forty million, twenty thousand, nine-hundred fifty two.”

(b) 1835762

We write1835762 as 1,835,762 and read it as “one million, eight hundred thirty-five thousand,

seven hundred sixty-two.”

## Practice Problems on International Place Value Chart

1

### Which period does the “hundreds” place belong to?

Thousands
Ones
Hundreds
Millions
CorrectIncorrect
The hundreds place belongs to the ones period.
2

### One million = ________

10,000
1,000,000,000
1,000,000
100,000
CorrectIncorrect
One million has 6 zeros.
3

### We can write 987654321 using the periods in the international place value chart as

98,76,54,321
987,65,4321
9.876,543,21
987,654,321
CorrectIncorrect
We place commas after every three digits starting from the right.
4

Ones
Thousands
Lakhs
Millions
CorrectIncorrect
Ones
5

### Add commas according to the international place value chart to the given number: 10395784

10,39,57,84
1,03,95,784
103,957,84
10,395,784
CorrectIncorrect
We place commas after every three digits starting from the right.

The face value of a digit is the digit itself, irrespective of its position in the number.

For example, the face value of the digit 4 in 45785 is 4.

A place value is the value of a digit in a number calculated on the basis of its position in the number.

For example, the place value of 7 in 3,743 is 700.

The place value of 7 in 7,432 is 7 thousand or 7,000.

Billion

0 is the only number whose face value and place value are equal.

10 lakh

After the nine digits, we have the “billions” period, which contains three digits.