# Tens

## Tens

Grouping of 10 ones in the decimal number system.

### Examples

• In the number 35, the digit 3 occupies tens position and its place value is 30.
• In the number 3245, the digit 4 occupies the tens position and its place value is 40.
• The value of the digit 6 in the number 165 is “six tens” or 60.
• One ten is equivalent to a grouping of 10 ones.

### Notations

• The number 230 can be read as “twenty-three tens”.
• 1 ten is equal to 10 ones.
• 5 tens is equal to 50 ones.
• 10 tens is equal to 100 ones or 1 hundred.

### Property

The number 10 is the first positive power of 10: 10 = $$10^1$$.