Numbers in Words
Numbers can be written in words or figures. For example, the number 1000 in words is written as one thousand. We can represent all natural numbers in words on the basis of the place value of their digits, such as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and so on.
|1.||What are Number Names?|
|2.||Number Names 1 to 100|
|3.||Numbers in Words in International System|
|4.||Rules to Write Number Names|
|5.||Tips to Learn Numbers in Words|
|6.||FAQs on Numbers in Words|
What are Number Names?
When numbers are expressed in words, we call them number names. Number names help us to learn and identify numbers easily.
- For example, 1 can be written and read in words as one, therefore, the number name for 1 is one.
- 2 is written and read in words as two.
- 3 is written in words as three.
- 4 is written and read in words as four.
- 5 is written and read in words as five.
- 6 is written and read in words as six.
- 7 is written and read in words as seven.
- 8 is written and read in words as eight.
- 9 is written and read in words as nine.
- 10 is written and read in words as ten.
With the help of number names from one to ten, we can write and read higher-value numbers in words. To write a number in words in English we use the place values (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, lakhs, crores, and so on...) of each digit in the number. With the help of the Indian place value chart, it is easy to find the place value of each digit based on its position and the number can be written in words. Let us understand this with the help of an example.
Example: Write the given number in words: 23456789 according to the Indian place value chart and according to the International place value chart.
According to the Indian place value system, 2,34,56,789 is written and read in words as two crores, thirty-four lakh, fifty-six thousand, seven hundred eighty-nine.
According to the International place value chart, 23,456,789 is written and read in words as twenty-three million, four hundred fifty-six thousand, seven hundred eighty-nine
Number Names 1 to 100
Observe the given below pattern of numbers in words from 1 to 100 and learn the spellings.
Number Names 1 to 20
Given below is a chart showing number names from 1 to 20.
Number Names 21 to 100
Look at the chart given below with number names from number 21 to 100 and learn the counting in words.
Numbers in Words in International System
The international system has different place value names for a certain position of a digit in a number. For example, the number 1,000,000 is read as 1 million in words in the international system, whereas, it is read as 10 lakhs in the Indian place value system. In the international system, different periods are formed to read and write large numbers easily. As per the International numeration system, the comma is placed in a number after the hundreds place and then placed after every three digits. The place values in the international system are Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands, Ten Thousand, Hundred Thousands, Millions, and so on.
- 1 million = 1000 thousands
- 1 billion = 1000 millions
For example, the number 7,456,123 is written or read in words as seven million four hundred fifty-six thousand one hundred twenty-three in the international number system.
Rules to Write Number Names
Certain rules can be followed while writing the numbers in words. These rules are listed below in detail.
Rule 1: Understanding the place value system: The position of a number plays a very crucial role in writing a number in words. Let us understand how to differentiate between the place values based on the position of 1:
- 1 = ones place
- 10 = tens place
- 100 = hundreds place
- 1000 = thousandths place
Rule 2: For numbers between 1-20 we can directly refer to the number names 1 to 20 chart to write their spellings. For example, the number name of 7 is seven, the number name of 15 is fifteen, and so on. After number 20 a generic series or a pattern is followed.
Rule 3: The number names for multiples of 100 can be simply written by adding the word “hundred” after the initial word. For example, the number name of 400 is four hundred, the number name for 500 is five hundred, and so on.
Rule 4: To write the number names of more than 2 digit numbers, we write the number in its expanded form. For example, 112 = 100 + 12, and 112 in words is written as one hundred twelve. The expanded form of 153 = 100 + 50 + 3 and 153 in words is written as One hundred fifty-three.
Tips to Learn Number Names
Please follow the tips given below to write numbers in words:
- Write 1 to 10 numbers and their spellings. (1- one, 2-two, 3-three.... and so on).
- Write 11 to 20 numbers and their spellings. (11 - eleven, 12-twelve,....and so on).
- Write the numbers and spellings of 20- twenty, 30- thirty, 40- forty, 50- fifty, 60- sixty, 70- seventy, 80- eighty, 90- ninety.
- The word form of 20 and 1 can be combined to write 21 as twenty-one, 22 as twenty-two, and so on. Similarly, we can write number names for 31, 41, 51, and so on.
- For large numbers write the number and their word form, like 100 - hundred, 1000 - thousand, and so on.
- The number 101 in words is written as one hundred one and 1001 is written as one thousand one and so on.
Observe the pattern which will help to write and read higher value numbers in words.
- 100 - Hundred
- 200 - Two-Hundred
- 300 - Three-Hundred
- 400 - Four-Hundred
- 500 - Five-Hundred
- 600 - Six-Hundred
- 700 - Seven-Hundred
- 800 - Eight-Hundred
- 900 - Nine-Hundred
- 1000 - One-Thousand or Thousand
- 2000 - Two thousand
- 5000 - Five thousand
- 10000 - Ten Thousand
- 15000 - Fifteen Thousand
- 16000 - Sixteen thousand
- 20,000 - Twenty Thousand
- 25,000 - Twenty Five Thousand
- 30,000 - Thirty Thousand
- 35,000 - Thirty-Five Thousand
- 40, 000 - Forty Thousand
- 45,000 - Forty-Five Thousand
- 100,000 - One hundred thousand (One Lakh)
- 200, 000 - Two hundred thousand (Two Lakhs)
- 300, 000 - Three hundred thousand (Three Lakhs)
- 400, 000 - Four hundred thousand (Four Lakhs)
- 500, 000 - Five hundred thousand (Five Lakhs)
Important Notes on Number Names
- Read the number from left to right.
- Number 40 in words is written as forty, not fourty.
- To write a number in words, first read the number and write the number name as you say it.
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Numbers in Words Examples
Example 1: Write the given number in words: 2020
Solution: 2020 - Two thousand twenty.
Example 2: Write the following numbers in words
a) 971 - Nine hundred seventy-one.
b) 881 - Eight hundred eighty-one.
Example 3: Write the number names for the following numbers:
a) 8936 - Eight thousand nine hundred thirty-six.
b) 9000 - Nine thousand.
FAQs on Numbers in Words
What are Number Names in Math?
Number names in math are the infinite cardinal numbers starting from 1 to n written in their word form. To write number names we use the place value system such as ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands. For example, 798 is written as “seven hundred ninety-eight”.
How to Write Numbers in Words in International System?
In the International system of numeration, we use the place values as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousand, hundred thousand, one million, ten million, hundred million, etc to write number names for large numbers. For example, 567,898 is written as "five hundred sixty-seven thousand eight hundred ninety-eight".
How Do You Write 1100 in Words?
The number 1100 in words is written as One thousand one hundred.
How to Write Number Names in Decimals?
First, write the number name for the number to the left side of the decimal point and after that write the word "and" for a decimal point. Now write the number name for the number to the right side of the decimal point and in the end write the place value of the digit farthest to the right. For example, 25.578 is written in words as twenty-five and five hundred seventy-eight thousandths. The place value farthest to the right is thousands so in end we have written thousandths.
How to Write Number Names in International Place Value System?
In the international place-value system, we insert commas after every three digits from the right of the number. So while writing numbers in words we can check the place values and write numbers in words. For example, 37,824,500 is written in words as thirty-seven million eight hundred twenty-four thousand five hundred.
How to Write the Numbers in Words?
To write a number in words, start off from the left-most digit and write it according to their place value For example, 133 is read or written in words as one hundred thirty-three. By knowing the word form of numbers from 1 to 10 we can read and write the numbers easily. The word form of the first ten natural numbers is 1-one, 2-two, 3-three, 4-four, 5-five, 6-six, 7-seven, 8-eight, 9-nine, 10-ten.
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How Numbers in Words Are Useful in Real Life?
Numbers in words are useful in reading large numbers. If any document contains large numbers, the numbers in words help readers to read numbers correctly and quickly. While doing cheque payments, it is compulsory to write the numbers in figures as well as in words.