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 $\frac{1}{2}$ will be written as “one-half“, $\frac{2}{3}$ as “two-halves“, $\frac{19}{2}$ 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“. Lastly, 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 $ 7 \frac{4}{5}$. 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, practice with the worksheets below.

## Write numbers in words free worksheets

**Ones to thousands** (84.5 KiB, 9,020 hits)

**Ones to millions** (101.9 KiB, 4,325 hits)

**Ones to trillions** (147.1 KiB, 4,462 hits)

**Tenths to thousands** (108.6 KiB, 2,179 hits)

**Tenths to millions** (129.2 KiB, 2,399 hits)

**Tenths to trillions** (150.6 KiB, 1,152 hits)

**Hundredths to thousands** (97.9 KiB, 1,686 hits)

**Hundredths to millions** (125.4 KiB, 1,715 hits)

**Hundredths to trillions** (151.6 KiB, 1,040 hits)

**Thousandths to thousands** (100.5 KiB, 1,552 hits)

**Thousandths to millions** (122.1 KiB, 1,496 hits)

**Thousandths to trillions** (164.7 KiB, 1,121 hits)

**Millionths to thousands** (118.4 KiB, 3,634 hits)

**Millionths to millions** (139.9 KiB, 1,379 hits)

**Millionths to trillions** (175.3 KiB, 924 hits)

**Billionths to thousands** (144.8 KiB, 1,268 hits)

**Billionths to millions** (158.4 KiB, 912 hits)

**Billionths to trillions** (188.6 KiB, 1,280 hits)