In a multi-digit whole number, each place value is

**ten times greater** than the place value to its right.

So, a digit in one place represents **ten times**

what it represents in the place to its right.

The 7 in the ten thousands place has a value of 70,000.

The 7 in the thousands place has a value of 7,000.

So, 70,000 is ten times greater than 7,000.

This means that the 7 in the ten thousands place is ten times greater than the 7 in the thousands place.