What state produced the largest coal?

Grade level: 3rd – 5th grades

Skills: Place value

Related environmental issues: Energy


The table below shows the amount of coal mined in the 8 largest coal producing states in 2018.

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1. Which state has 9 ten thousand?

2. What is the place value of 3 in the number of Wyoming?

3. How many states have 9 thousands?

4. What is the value of 3 in the number of Indiana?

5. Which state has 61 tens?

6. Which state has 40 hundreds?

7. Which states have the same number in tens place and hundreds place?



Source: U.S. Energy information Administration (U.S. EIA) (2020) Coal Production Ranking, 2018.


Answer keys

1.West Virginia
2.Hundred thousands place




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