# Thread: I need help with math problem...

1. ## 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.

2. 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

3. 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?

4. 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

5. Originally Posted by himka
But htere no sens fot me like that
huh?

....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

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.

6. Originally Posted by Jhevon
i'm number 1?

yeah, the easy problems always mess you up

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