# Introducing 10,000

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The greatest **1-digit number** is

The greatest **2-digit number** is

The greatest **3-digit number** is

Similarly, the greatest **4-digit number** is

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**Let us increment the Greatest Numbers:**

Let us assume that each box can contain at most 9 dots. As you can see the last box has **add one more dot** to it. **Click somewhere in the 1s cell to add 1**:

9 + 1 =

This shows the transition from the **greatest single-digit number** to the **smallest double-digit number**. Here, 10 = 10 × 1.

99 + 1 =

This demonstrates the transition from the **greatest double-digit number** to the **smallest triple-digit number**. Here, 100 = 10 × 10.

999 + 1 =

This indicates the transition from the **greatest triple-digit number** to the **smallest quadruple-digit number**. Here, 1000 = 10 × 100.

By extending the pattern, adding 1 to the **greatest 4-digit number (9999)** results in the **smallest 5-digit number**.

9999 + 1 =

The new number, 10000, called as **ten thousand** is the first 5-digit number, marking a new level in place value. Additionally, **10000 = 10 × 1000**, adhering to the observed pattern.

**These patterns demonstrate how numbers progress from one place value category to the next, emphasizing the importance of place value in understanding the number system.**