Indian and International Place Value System

# Indian and International Place Value System

## Indian Place Value Chart

Place value tells us the value of each digit in a numeral based on its position. A place value chart helps us to recognize large numbers. We read the place value chart from right to left. In the Indian system, we start grouping the number from right in the first group of 3 and then in a group of 2. The place value chart has been separated into groups called periods that is ones, thousands, lakhs and crores.

Let’s read this number according to the Indian Place Value Chart.

7,56,241 – Seven lakh fifty-six thousand two hundred forty-one
3,23,50,006 – Three crore twenty-three lakh fifty thousand six

## International Place Value Chart

The place value chart which is used in most of the countries of the world is called the International Place Value Chart. To understand the place value of each digit, we put the number in place value chart so that we can identify each digit. In the international system, we start grouping the number from right in the group of 3, called period and we put comma or space after each period to make the number easily readable.

Let’s read this number according to the international Place Value Chart.
27,987,453 – Twenty-seven million nine hundred eighty-seven thousand four hundred fifty-three
400,000,256 – Four hundred million two hundred fifty-six

## Comparison of Indian and International Number Systems

Let’s compare the two number systems:

From the above comparison table, we observe that
100 thousands = 1 lakh
1 million = 10 lakhs
10 millions = 1 crore
100 millions = 10 crores