- Reading Whole Numbers
- Writing Whole Numbers
Inside Collection (Textbook): Fundamentals of Mathematics
Summary: This module is from Fundamentals of Mathematics by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Jr. This module discusses how to read and write whole numbers. By the end of this module, students should be able to read and write whole numbers.
Because our number system is a positional number system, reading and writing whole numbers is quite simple.
To convert a number that is formed by digits into a verbal phrase, use the following method:
Write the following numbers as words.
Read 42958.
Read 307991343.
Read 36000000000001.
Write each number in words.
12,542
Twelve thousand, five hundred forty-two
101,074,003
One hundred one million, seventy-four thousand, three
1,000,008
One million, eight
To express a number in digits that is expressed in words, use the following method:
Write each number using digits.
Seven thousand, ninety-two.
Using the comma as a period separator, we have
7,092
Fifty billion, one million, two hundred thousand, fourteen.
Using the commas as period separators, we have
50,001,200,014
Ten million, five hundred twelve.
The comma sets off the periods. We notice that there is no thousands period. We'll have to insert this ourselves.
10,000,512
Express each number using digits.
One hundred three thousand, twenty-five.
103,025
Six million, forty thousand, seven.
6,040,007
Twenty trillion, three billion, eighty million, one hundred nine thousand, four hundred two.
20,003,080,109,402
Eighty billion, thirty-five.
80,000,000,035
For the following problems, write all numbers in words.
912
nine hundred twelve
84
1491
one thousand, four hundred ninety-one
8601
35,223
thirty-five thousand, two hundred twenty-three
71,006
437,105
four hundred thirty-seven thousand, one hundred five
201,040
8,001,001
eight million, one thousand, one
16,000,053
770,311,101
seven hundred seventy million, three hundred eleven thousand, one hundred one
83,000,000,007
106,100,001,010
one hundred six billion, one hundred million, one thousand ten
3,333,444,777
800,000,800,000
eight hundred billion, eight hundred thousand
A particular community college has 12,471 students enrolled.
A person who watches 4 hours of television a day spends 1460 hours a year watching T.V.
four; one thousand, four hundred sixty
Astronomers believe that the age of the earth is about 4,500,000,000 years.
Astronomers believe that the age of the universe is about 20,000,000,000 years.
twenty billion
There are 9690 ways to choose four objects from a collection of 20.
If a 412 page book has about 52 sentences per page, it will contain about 21,424 sentences.
four hundred twelve; fifty-two; twenty-one thousand, four hundred twenty-four
In 1980, in the United States, there was $1,761,000,000,000 invested in life insurance.
In 1979, there were 85,000 telephones in Alaska and 2,905,000 telephones in Indiana.
one thousand, nine hundred seventy-nine; eighty-five thousand; two million, nine hundred five thousand
In 1975, in the United States, it is estimated that 52,294,000 people drove to work alone.
In 1980, there were 217 prisoners under death sentence that were divorced.
one thousand, nine hundred eighty; two hundred seventeen
In 1979, the amount of money spent in the United States for regular-session college education was $50,721,000,000,000.
In 1981, there were 1,956,000 students majoring in business in U.S. colleges.
one thousand, nine hundred eighty one; one million, nine hundred fifty-six thousand
In 1980, the average fee for initial and follow up visits to a medical doctors office was about $34.
In 1980, there were approximately 13,100 smugglers of aliens apprehended by the Immigration border patrol.
one thousand, nine hundred eighty; thirteen thousand, one hundred
In 1980, the state of West Virginia pumped 2,000,000 barrels of crude oil, whereas Texas pumped 975,000,000 barrels.
The 1981 population of Uganda was 12,630,000 people.
twelve million, six hundred thirty thousand
In 1981, the average monthly salary offered to a person with a Master's degree in mathematics was $1,685.
For the following problems, write each number using digits.
Six hundred eighty-one
681
Four hundred ninety
Seven thousand, two hundred one
7,201
Nineteen thousand, sixty-five
Five hundred twelve thousand, three
512,003
Two million, one hundred thirty-three thousand, eight hundred fifty-nine
Thirty-five million, seven thousand, one hundred one
35,007,101
One hundred million, one thousand
Sixteen billion, fifty-nine thousand, four
16,000,059,004
Nine hundred twenty billion, four hundred seventeen million, twenty-one thousand
Twenty-three billion
23,000,000,000
Fifteen trillion, four billion, nineteen thousand, three hundred five
One hundred trillion, one
100,000,000,000,001
((Reference)) How many digits are there?
((Reference)) In the number 6,641, how many tens are there?
4
((Reference)) What is the value of 7 in 44,763?
((Reference)) Is there a smallest whole number? If so, what is it?
yes, zero
((Reference)) Write a four-digit number with a 9 in the tens position.
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