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:

$$4 \times 1000 = 4000$$