# I need help with math problem...

• Sep 22nd 2008, 04:29 PM
himka
I need help with math problem...
friend of mine has a daugther. She is 3 grade. I can not help her, so I hope that somebody can do it...there is the problem ...
"Write a six-digit number in which the digit 4 has the value of 40 000" ????????????????
Can u do it???? I can be here to 10 o'clock. ....beacuse the girl has to go sleep :)

thank you.
• Sep 22nd 2008, 04:34 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by himka
friend of mine has a daugther. She is 3 grade. I can not help her, so I hope that somebody can do it...there is the problem ...
"Write a six-digit number in which the digit 4 has the value of 40 000" ????????????????
Can u do it???? I can be here to 10 o'clock. ....beacuse the girl has to go sleep :)

thank you.

any number of the form * 4 * * * * will do. just fill in any digits you want for the *'s
• Sep 22nd 2008, 04:38 PM
11rdc11
Ok I'm a little confused but maybe the problem is asking for place holders.

So lets say you have the number 246371

This can be expressed as

200000 + 40000 + 6000 + 300 + 70 + 1.

The digit 4 has a place value of 40000.

Does this make sense or look like what she is learning?
• Sep 22nd 2008, 04:44 PM
himka
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Originally Posted by 11rdc11
Ok I'm a little confused but maybe the problem is asking for place holders.

So lets say you have the number 246371

This can be expressed as

200000 + 40000 + 6000 + 300 + 70 + 1.

The digit 4 has a place value of 40000.

Does this make sense or look like what she is learning?

For me this stuff doesn;t make sense, not your answer....the math problem :)))) sorry for my english :)
• Sep 22nd 2008, 04:44 PM
Jhevon
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Originally Posted by himka
But htere no sens fot me like that

huh?

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....very stupid math problem :) is this the true ?????? poor kids....I'm a teacher too...form Europe, but this is very, veryyy strange for me...
what 11rdc11 and i gave you is correct. they are looking for a number where the place holder in the 10 thousands position is 4

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Originally Posted by himka
For me this stuff doesn;t make sense, not your answer....the math problem :)))) sorry for my english :)

what do you teach?

what do you know about place holders? have you ever heard of phrases like a numbers in the "ones" place, or "tens" place, or "hundreths" place?

you need a basic understanding of arithmetic and numbers to do this. the girl you are doing it for will probably get it, since chances are, she would have covered this in class.
• Sep 22nd 2008, 05:19 PM
himka
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Originally Posted by Jhevon
i'm number 1? (Blush)

yeah, the easy problems always mess you up :rolleyes:

well, 3rd grade is usually harder than this question i would suppose, so this is an exception

ok, not only u , this forum is number 1 :)
harder or not, it doesn't matter, you guys are great
bye :)