International Place Value Chart

International Place Value Chart – Definition, Representation, Examples | Comparison Between Indian & International Place Value System

In Mathematics, numbers play a key role in every calculation, measuring, etc. Reading the numbers is very easy for students but when it comes to large numbers students feel little uncomfortable reading the complete number. So, this is the best guide for students to learn easily how to read and write large numbers with the help of Place Values. Every number has place values to show the exact position or place of digits. In order to know the correct position of digits, we use a place value chart and place the number in their exact place values.

In the place value chart, numerals are divided into groups from right to left. There are two number systems for representing numbers in place value chart i.e., Indian Number System and International Number System. Let’s discuss in detail about International Place Value Chart from this guide.

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What is the International Place Value Chart?

In the International Number System, we start arranging the numbers from right to left with the group of 3, called periods. In the International place value chart, nine places are divided into three periods namely One’s period, Thousands period, and Millions period. These periods contain three-place values in each like ones, tens, hundreds. However, we use commas to separate the periods from right to left to read the number easily.

One’s period involves ones, tens, and hundreds. Thousands period involves one thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand. Millions period involves one million, ten million, and hundred million. Let’s represent these place values in the International place value chart to understand more easily.

Place value chart of International Number System

Comparison Between the Indian & International Number System

  • In both the number systems, the main difference is placing commas of place values and up to five-place values of a number are read as the same, the variation comes from the sixth digit of a number.
  • In the International System, we use three periods for nine place values, whereas in the Indian System we use four periods for nine place values.
  • The International Number System is the number system used worldwide which we read in terms of millions and billions whereas Lakhs and Crores are the words we use in the Indian Number System.


Let’s compare the number 2541638 in both the number systems.

In the International System, the number read as 2,541,638 (Two million, five hundred forty-one thousand, six hundred thirty-eight).

In the Indian System, the number read as 25,41,638 (Twenty-five lakhs, forty-one thousand, six hundred thirty-eight).

How to Represent 1 to 9 Digits Numbers in the International Number System?

After reading the above sections, we think you have gained some knowledge about how to place the place values of the respective number. Even you can learn how to represent them easily by going through this module. Here, we have shared the representation of an International Number System from one digit to nine digits in a tabular form. So that you can access them easily at the last minute of exams.

Digits Place Value Number
1-Digit Ones (O) 1
2-Digit Tens (T) 10
3-Digit Hundreds (H) 100
4-Digit Thousands (Th) 1,000
5-Digit Ten thousand (T-Th) 10,000
6-Digit Hundred thousand (H-Th) 100,000
7-Digit Millions (M) 1,000,000
8-Digit Ten million (TM) 10,000,000
9-Digit Hundred million (HM) 100,000,000

To understand this concept more efficiently, take a look at the below International Place Value Chart Examples.

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Examples of International Place Value System

Example 1:

Name the number 34532156 using commas in the International place value system.


Take the given number 34532156. Separate the number with commas i.e., 34,532,156.

Let’s arrange the digits of the respected number in the international place value chart.





TM M H-Th T-Th Th H T



4 5 3 2 1 5


Thus, the number can name as Thirty-four million, five hundred thirty-two thousand, one hundred fifty-six.

Example 2:

Read and Write the number 1232568.


The given number is 1232568.

Place the separators using the place values of the respected number.

Now write the given number 1232568 using commas ie., 1,232,568 (as per the international place value system).

Thus, the number read as One million, two hundred thirty-two thousand, five hundred sixty-eight.

FAQs on Place Value of International System

1. How do you read & write a number in the International place value chart?

In the international place value system, to write the number we separate every three digits from right to left using commas as one period. To read the number, we read the numbers together are in one period with the name of the period from left to right.

2. What is the place value of 5 in number 6542387 in the International System?

First, we write the given number in the International place value system 6,542,387, i.e., Six million, five hundred forty-two thousand, three hundred eighty-seven. Then go with the place value of number 5 ie., Hundred thousands place (H-Th).

3. What is the place value of 2 in number 26541358 in the International System?

Place Value of a digit holds the number in the exact position of the number system to read easily. The place value of number 2 is Ten Million (TM).

4. What is place value comes after Ten Million in the International Place Value Chart?

In the place value chart, Millions periods contains three place values. Thus, Hundred Million (HM) comes after the Ten Million (TM) in Place value chart of the International Number System.

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