Digit, Face Value and Place Value

What is Digit?

When we use ten symbols \(0\), \(1\), \(2\), \(3\), \(4\), \(5\), \(6\), \(7\), \(8\) and \(9\) to represent any numbers, these ten symbols are called Digits or Figures.

What is Face Value?

The Face Value of a digit in a number is equal to the same digit itself.

Example

Face value of \(4\) in number \(34872\) is \(4\).

What is Place Value?

The Place Value of a digit depends upon its position in the number.

Formula

\(Place \; Value = Face \; Value \times Value \; of \; Place\)

Example

Place Value of \(4\) in number \(34872\) is calculated as:

\(4 \times 1000 = 4000\)