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How to Write Numbers in Words
Last Updated: January 11, 2023
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Using words to write short numbers makes your writing look clean and classy. In handwriting , words are easy to read and hard to mistake for each other. While you may not need to write longer numbers as words that much, it's still helpful practice. This wikiHow will explain how you can write numbers as words.
Writing 1 to 999
- 11 = eleven
- 12 = twelve
- 13 = thirteen
- 14 = fourteen
- 15 = fifteen
- 16 = sixteen
- 17 = seventeen
- 18 = eighteen
- 19 = nineteen
- 20 = twenty
- 30 = thirty
- 70 = seventy
- 80 = eighty
- 90 = ninety
- 42 is written with two numbers: 4 2.
- 2 is in the ones place, so this just equals 2. Write this as two .
- 4 is in the tens place, so this is actually 40. Write this as forty .
- Write the two parts together: forty-two . Don't forget the - sign between them.
- 100 = one hundred
- 200 = two hundred
- 300 = three hundred (and so on)
- 120 = one hundred twenty
- 405 = four hundred five
- 556 = five hundred fifty-six
- 999 = nine hundred ninety-nine
- 21 = twenty-one
- 37 = thirty-seven
- 49 = forty-nine
- 255 = two hundred fifty-five
- 876 = eight hundred seventy-six
Writing Long Numbers
- 1 → the ones place.
- 1 0 → the tens place.
- 1 00 → the hundreds place.
- 1 ,000 → the thousands place.
- 1 0,000 → the ten thousands place.
- 1 00,000 → the hundred thousands place.
- 1 000,000 → the millions place.
- 1 0,000,000 → the ten millions place.
- 1 00,000,000 → the hundred millions place.
- For example, turn 458735 into 458,735.
- Write 1510800 as 1,510,800.
- You can use a period instead if that's how people in your country write numbers.
- 5,467,3 50 looks hard, but don't worry. Start with just the 50 at the end. Write this as fifty .
- In 5,467, 3 50, the 3 is the hundreds place. Write this as ' three hundred .
- Now we have ' three hundred fifty .
- In 5, 467 ,350, the 467 is the thousands chunk.
- Write the 4 as four hundred.
- Write the 67 as sixty-seven.
- Write the whole chunk as four hundred sixty-seven thousand .
- Now we have four hundred sixty-seven thousand, three hundred fifty .
- In 5 ,467,350, we only have a 5 in the millions place.
- Write this as five million .
- Finish writing the number: five million, four hundred sixty-seven thousand, three hundred fifty.
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- If the commas are confusing, you can write the number with gaps instead.  X Research source For instance, turn 20000000 as 20 000 000. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 6 Not Helpful 0
- You don't need to write "and" in the middle of the number. Write "one hundred three," not "one hundred and three." ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 23 Not Helpful 7
- It is standard practice to always write numbers under 11, such as three and seven, in words in essays, articles, correspondence etc and use figures for higher number such as 35 and 14,500. ⧼thumbs_response⧽ Helpful 14 Not Helpful 5
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To write numbers in words, start by learning to write the numbers one through nine. Once you know those words, learn the words for the numbers ten through nineteen. Then, count in tens from twenty to ninety. From there, you can write any number from one to one hundred by combining the words you've learned! To count by hundreds, write the number as usual, add the word "hundred," then write the rest of the number. For tips on writing numbers in the thousands and higher, read on! Did this summary help you? Yes No
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How to write numbers, figures, dates and times
How to write numbers, figures, dates and times
Author : Kathy Gemmell
Posted : 12 / 08 / 09
How you should write numbers is sometimes a matter of agreed style rather than hard-and-fast rules. So check first if your organisation has a style guide in place. If not, no problem: we’ve got you covered with our own style guidance.
Here are our guidelines for expressing time, money, statistics, data, dates and anything else involving numbers:
1. Write out numbers one to ten in words.
2. Use figures for 11 and above.
3. Avoid mixing words and figures in the same phrase. For example: ‘You can order in multiples of 9, 12 or 16’, not ‘nine, 12 or 16’.
4. Always use figures in data if decimals or fractions are involved: 6.25 or 6 1/4.
5. Write ordinals (first, second, third etc) in full, not 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
6. Write fractions in full and hyphenate them in the body of text eg two-thirds of the class.
7. Write thousands as 60,000, not 60K.
8. Use a comma for tens of thousands or more: 9000; 12,000; 50,000.
9. Write millions as 60 million or 60m, not 60,000,000.
10. File sizes should always be written as abbreviations eg 45Kb, or 1.8Mb.
11. A billion is a thousand million (1,000,000,000), not a million million. Write billions as 6 billion or 6bn, not 6,000,000,000.
12. Use ‘per cent’ in running text (as opposed to tables etc.), not the % sign.
13. Use these forms rather that the 24-hour clock: 9.30am, 12 noon, 5pm, 12 midnight.
14. Write dates in this format: 7 September 2022.
15. Use ‘twenty-first century’, not ‘21st century’.
16. When indicating time span, use ‘from/to’, ‘between/and’ or ‘X-X’. But don’t mix and match: use from 9am to 5pm; or between 9am and 5pm; or 9am–5pm.
17. If spanning dates in the same century, drop the first two digits of the second date. But keep them if the dates span different centuries: 2017–21, 1999–2008.
18. Do not use apostrophes for collective dates: 2020s, not 2020’s.
And check out our follow-up article if you’re not sure when you need hyphens in numbers .
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Bsl maths glossary - write in figures - definition.
To write in figures means using the digits 0-9 to write the number and not use words. Here we have the words 'twenty two', to write this in figures I would put 22. If you see the words 'four hundred and two', in figures this would be 402.
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Words to Figures (Words to Numerals)
Concepts explained, 1. understanding the need for writing numbers in figures or numerals.
2. Express seven million, three hundred fifty thousand, five hundred forty two in figures.
- Seven million --> 007 million (write "7" as three bits)
- Three hundred and fifty thousand --> 350 thousand (write "350" as three bits)
- Five hundred and forty two --> 542 (write "542" as three bits)
3. What is four million and five in numerals?
- Four million --> 004 million (write "4" as three bits)
- Zero thousand --> 000 thousand (since there is nothing for thousand, we put a 0 for each of the three bits)
- Five --> 005 (write "5" as three bits)
Year 4 grade 3 UNIT 1 PLACE VALUE
Lesson 3 – Reading And Writing Numbers From Words To Figures.
At the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- Read the name of numbers.
- Write the numbers from words to figures.
Numbers can be written in figures as well as in words. Before you start, let’s review the names of numbers you already know.
Write the following numbers in figures.
1) Sixty thousand eight hundred and forty two= 60,842.
2) Fifty one thousand nine hundred and sixty= 51,960.
3) Sixty nine thousand six hundred and ten= 69,610.
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Numbers, Numerals and Digits
A number is a count or measurement that is really an idea in our minds.
We write or talk about numbers using numerals such as "4" or "four".
But we could also hold up 4 fingers, or tap the ground 4 times.
These are all different ways of referring to the same number.
There are also special numbers (like π (Pi) ) that can't be written exactly, but are still numbers because we know the idea behind them.
A numeral is a symbol or name that stands for a number.
Examples: 3 , 49 and twelve are all numerals.
So the number is an idea, the numeral is how we write it.
A digit is a single symbol used to make numerals.
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are the ten digits we use in everyday numerals.
Example: The numeral 153 is made up of 3 digits ("1", "5" and "3").
Example: The numeral 46 is made up of 2 digits ("4", and "6").
Example: The numeral 9 is made up of 1 digit ("9"). So a single digit can also be a numeral
We can use other symbols too, for example hexadecimal also uses some letters!
Digits -> Numerals -> Numbers
Number instead of numeral.
But often people (including myself) say "Number" when they really should say "Numeral" ... it doesn't really matter if you do that, because other people understand you.
But try to use "digit" only when talking about the single symbols that make up numerals, OK?
Other Types of Digits and Numerals
We are all used to using numerals like "237" and "99", but the Romans used Roman Numerals , and there have been many other digits and numerals used throughout history.
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It is standard practice to always write numbers under 11, such as three and seven, in words in essays, articles, correspondence etc and use figures for higher
1. Write out numbers one to ten in words. · 2. Use figures for 11 and above. · 3. Avoid mixing words and figures in the same phrase. · 4. Always use figures in
To write in figures means using the digits 0-9 to write the number and not use words. Here we have the words 'twenty two', to write this in figures I would put
2. Express seven million, three hundred fifty thousand, five hundred forty two in figures. · Seven million --> 007 million (write "7" as three bits) · Three
The Chicago Manual of Style recommends spelling out the numbers zero through one hundred and using figures thereafter—except for whole numbers used in
Objective: · 1) Sixty thousand eight hundred and forty two= 60,842. · 2) Fifty one thousand nine hundred and sixty= 51,960. · 3) Sixty nine thousand six hundred
Number. A number is a count or measurement that is really an idea in our minds. We write or talk about numbers using numerals such as "4" or "four".