## Figures to Words (Numerals to Words)

#### 1. Understanding the need for writing numbers in words

When numbers are written in words, they make more sense and they are easy to understand.

When you say a number, you don't read out the digits, you say it by its value.

For example:

Some exceptions to this rule where you don't say numbers by their value are:

When you say a number, you don't read out the digits, you say it by its value.

For example:

- Sheena has 382 stamps. You say, Sheena has three hundred and eighty two stamps. You don't say she has three-eight-two stamps.
- Your family bought a house for $1 000 000. Someone asked you how much you paid for the house. You are more likely to answer that you bought the house for one million dollars, rather than one-zero-zero-zero-zero-zero-zero dollars.

Some exceptions to this rule where you don't say numbers by their value are:

- Phone numbers
- Pin numbers
- Zip codes

#### 2. How do you write the number 50 076 723 in words?

To write a number in words, you place the digits in their respective place values as follows:

So the number becomes, from left to right,

**Step 1:**Group the digits in groups of 3 starting from the right.**Step 2:**The 3 digits in orange are in the least important place value; they are read as**seven hundred and twenty-three**.**Step 3:**The next three digits are in the thousands group; they are read as**seventy-six thousand**.**Step 4:**The last three (in our case, only two) are in the millions group; they are read as**fifty million**.So the number becomes, from left to right,

**fifty million**,**seventy-six thousand**,**seven hundred and twenty-three**.#### 3. A farming company harvested 7 329 498 mangoes last year. Write this number in words.

So, in words,

**7 329 498**mangoes is

**seven million, three hundred and twenty-nine thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight**mangoes.