Write numbers in words is lesson in elementary mathematics. To learn this easy technique, please follow this steps and solve worksheets.

## Whole numbers

After we successfully learned how to name the decimal place of a number, we should learn how to write numbers in words. Have you tried to spell out a number that has more than one digit? The precondition to learn this method is to know how count to ten. Let’s look at the **number 179**. This number contains one hundred, seven tens and nine units. Keeping this in mind, we can write it as “__A hundred seventy-nine__“. We can also write it as „One hundred seventy-nine“, but if first digit in the number is 1 then we can use a single – „A“ instead of „One“. __Hyphens__ are used between the smallest two digits in a number; between tens and units (ex. a hundred and twenty-seven), ten thousand and a thousand (six hundred and forty-seven thousand), ten million and a million (seven hundred and seventy-two million).

## Decimal numbers in words

The technique to write bigger numbers in words is very similar to the technique of writing the whole numbers. Let’s say that we have the **number 8,592.594**. In the last lesson we learned how to name decimal places. So, this number can be written as “*Eight thousand five hundred ninety-two point five hundred ninety-four thousandths*“.

To write down a larger number you need to form a group of digits on the *left side of a decimal point*. Each group contains three digits – __a hundred, ten and unit digit__. In our previous example, you can see that groups are separated with a comma. It is much easier to write the right side of a decimal point in words. In 0.594426 you have 2 groups with three digits. The first group is thousandths and the second is millionths. For example, the number 2,347,568,592.594426 can be written as “Two billion, three hundred forty-seven million, five hundred sixty-eight thousand, five hundred ninety-two point five hundred ninety-four thousand, four hundred and twenty-six millionths”.

## Fractions in words

If the number 2 is a denominator (the number under the fraction line) then the fraction is written as a „half/halves“. This means that will be written as „one-half“, as „two-halves“, as „nineteen-halves“ etc. If the denominator is 3, then the fraction will be written as „third-thirds“. If denominator is 4, then there will be „fourth/fourths“. If denominator is 27, then the fraction will be written as „twenty-sevenths“, etc.

## Mixed numbers in words

Mixed number consists of a whole number and a fraction. Let’s say that we have number . It will be written as „seven and four-fifths“. When you want to write the number in words, always remember to read it aloud . If you think that you understood this lesson properly, try to solve worksheets.

## Write numbers in words worksheets

**Ones to thousands** (84.5 KiB, 1,139 hits)

**Ones to millions** (101.9 KiB, 869 hits)

**Ones to trillions** (147.1 KiB, 2,422 hits)

**Tenths to thousands** (108.6 KiB, 501 hits)

**Tenths to millions** (129.2 KiB, 983 hits)

**Tenths to trillions** (150.6 KiB, 519 hits)

**Hundredths to thousands** (97.9 KiB, 588 hits)

**Hundredths to millions** (125.4 KiB, 935 hits)

**Hundredths to trillions** (151.6 KiB, 543 hits)

**Thousandths to thousands** (100.5 KiB, 714 hits)

**Thousandths to millions** (122.1 KiB, 769 hits)

**Thousandths to trillions** (164.7 KiB, 540 hits)

**Millionths to thousands** (118.4 KiB, 1,652 hits)

**Millionths to millions** (139.9 KiB, 671 hits)

**Millionths to trillions** (175.3 KiB, 456 hits)

**Billionths to thousands** (144.8 KiB, 609 hits)

**Billionths to millions** (158.4 KiB, 397 hits)

**Billionths to trillions** (188.6 KiB, 532 hits)