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An image illustrating place value with the number 987,654,321. 987 is labelled ‘millions’, where the 9 is in the hundreds column, the 8 is in the tens column and the 7 is in the ones column. 654 is labelled ‘thousands’, where the 6 is in the hundreds column, the 5 is in the tens column and the 4 is in the ones column. 321 is labelled ‘units’, where the 3 is in the hundreds column, the 2 is in the tens column and the 1 is in the ones column.

 1.1 Positive numbers and place value