This section can help answer questions where numbers are written using words as well as digits.

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.

Millions | Hundred thousands | Ten thousands | Thousands | Hundreds | Tens | Units |
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Numbers can be written as words using a place value table.

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).

Millions | Hundred thousands | Ten thousands | Thousands | Hundreds | Tens | Units |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

5 | 2 | 6 | 0 | 4 |

- Question
How do you write 68,542 in words?

Millions Hundred thousands Ten thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Units 6 8 5 4 2 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?

Millions Hundred thousands Ten thousands Thousands Hundreds Tens Units 5 7 2 2 6 0 8 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.