Number  vs Digits


What is the  place value of the number 5 in 7154?

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Numbers and Digits are two different things.

Numbers are like words and Digits are like letters in English. We use letters to form words, similarly we use digits to form numbers.

There are 10 digits in Math (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and 26 letters in English.

Example of a letter and digit In the word “Parrot” r is not a word, it’s a letter. In the number 7154, 5 is not a number, it’s a digit.

Sometimes, we also have a single letter word or a single digit number. For example, a pen (in English) 5 bananas (in Math)

What is the place value of the digit 5 in 7154?

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