# 1.2 Numbers with zeros

The zero in a number plays a very important part in deciding its value.

Four hundred is written:

H | T | U |
---|---|---|

4 | 0 | 0 |

We need to put in the two zeros to show that it is four hundred and not just four.

Six hundred and seven is written:

H | T | U |
---|---|---|

6 | 0 | 7 |

We need the zero to show that there are no tens.

## Activity 2: Place value

Fill in the boxes to show the value of each figure. The first two are done for you.

Number | Th | H | T | U |
---|---|---|---|---|

584 | 5 | 8 | 4 | |

690 | 6 | 9 | 0 | |

708 | ||||

302 | ||||

4 290 | ||||

5 060 | ||||

2 100 | ||||

3 009 |

### Answer

The answers are as follows:

Number | Th | H | T | U |
---|---|---|---|---|

584 | 5 | 8 | 4 | |

690 | 6 | 9 | 0 | |

708 | 7 | 0 | 8 | |

302 | 3 | 0 | 2 | |

4 290 | 4 | 2 | 9 | 0 |

5 060 | 5 | 0 | 6 | 0 |

2 100 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 |

3 009 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 9 |