# How to partition a number

## Partitioning

**Partitioning** is a useful way of breaking numbers up so they are easier to work with.

The number 746 can be broken down into hundreds, tens and ones. 7 hundreds, 4 tens and 6 ones.

The number 23 can be broken down into 2 tens and 3 ones or 10 and 13.

However you break the number down, it will make maths easier!