The numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number.
- The ingenious method of expressing every possible number using a set of ten symbols (each symbol having a place value and an absolute value) emerged in India.
- Yet without zero we could not assign a place value to the digits.
- Put it another way: the place value of the left 1 depends on base b.
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