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.**