# Writing whole numbers as words

Each digit in a number has a place value. It shows the position of a digit in a number. The first few place values are shown in the table.

MillionsHundred thousandsTen thousandsThousandsHundredsTensUnits

Numbers can be written as words using a place value table.

### Example

In the number 52,604, the digit 5 has a value of 50,000 (fifty thousand) and the digit 4 has the value of 4 units (four).

MillionsHundred thousandsTen thousandsThousandsHundredsTensUnits
52604
Question

How do you write 68,542 in words?

MillionsHundred thousandsTen thousandsThousandsHundredsTensUnits
68542

68,542 can be broken into which is written as sixty-eight thousand, five hundred and forty-two.

Question

How do you write the number five million, seven hundred and twenty-two thousand, six hundred and eight in figures?

MillionsHundred thousandsTen thousandsThousandsHundredsTensUnits
5722608

The number five million, seven hundred and twenty-two thousand, six hundred and eight is 5,722,608 in figures.

Putting a comma after every three digits from the right breaks the number up, making it easier to say or write.