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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
1. What is the definition of "base" or what does "base" mean when
used in mathematics? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: The definition of base, when used in mathematics, is "the amount
multiplied by the value of one place to determine the value of the
next highest place." 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
2. What is the definition of "system" or what does "system" mean
when used in mathematics? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: The definition of system refers to the "set of rules that govern
how values (numbers), variables (letters) and mathematical
operations interact (work together). 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
3. What is the name of the number system America uses? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: The name of the number system America uses is the Base Ten
Number System. It is also known as the Decimal System or the
HinduArabic System. 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
4. Why is the number system America uses called the Base Ten Number System? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: The number system America uses is called the Base Ten Number System because a value of ten (10) is the base or amount multiplied by the value of one place to determine the value of the next highest place.
hundreds place

tens place

ones place

100 or 10 x 10

10 or 10 x 1

1




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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
5. What is the definition of "value" or what does "value" mean when
used in mathematics? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: When used in mathematics, "value" means "how much something
is worth". 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
6. What is the definition of "place" or what does "place" mean
when used in mathematics? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: When used in mathematics, "place" means "where something is
located." 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
7. What is a digit? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: A digit is a symbol that is used to represent:
 an amount of something (I have 12 eggs in my basket.)
 a value in a number (The digit 6 in 563 has a value of 60.) 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
8. How many digits are in our number system? 

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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
A: There are 10 digits in our number system.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 


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Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THROUGH MILLIONS
9. What is the definition of "place value" or what does "place value" mean? 

Definition
Chptr 1 PLACE VALUE THORUGH
A: The definition of "place value" is the value assigned (given) to a digit based on where the digit is positioned (located) in a number.


