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WORD NAMES FOR NUMBERS


 
Writing word names for higher numbers is done by the following two steps.
Step 1. Group the digits in sets of three from right to left. 
Step 2. Write the word names from left to right.

Example. What is the word name for the number 12345?

The number 12345 may be represented to show the place value as in the table below.
TEN THOUSANDS  THOUSANDS  HUNDREDS TENS  ONES
1  2  3  4 5


Step 1. Group the digits of the number 12,345 in sets of three from right to left.
345 gives three hundred forty-five, and
12000 gives twelve thousand.

Step 2. Write the word name from left to right.
The word name for 12345 is twelve thousand three hundred forty-five.
 

Example. What is the word name for the number 12345?

The number 9126453 may be represented to show the place value as in the table below.
MILLIONS  HUNDRED THOUSANDS  TEN THOUSANDS THOUSANDS HUNDREDS TENS ONES
9 1  2 6
4  5  3


Step 1. Group the digits of the number 9,126,453 in sets of three from right to left.
453 gives four hundred fifty-three,
126000 gives one hundred twenty-six thousand, and
9000000 gives nine million.

Step 2. Write the word name from left to right.
The word name for 9126453 is nine million one hundred twenty-six thousand four hundred fifty-three.

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