Write this number in words.
Normally, when we’re going through
these questions, we read out the question exactly as it’s written so that we
understand what it’s asking us. But did you notice? As this question was read aloud, we
didn’t read the number. We just said write this number in
words. This is because if we’d have read
the number aloud, we’d have given the answer before we started. This question is all about writing
a number in words. So, let’s spend some time having a
look at this number and thinking about how we can say and write it in words.
Firstly, we can see that our number
has four digits. And so we know it has a number of
thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones. And to help us write this number in
words, we need to think about what each digit is worth, where it belongs in the
number. The nine digit is in the thousands
place; that’s worth 9000. The digit two is in the hundreds
place, so that’s worth 200. The digit seven comes next; that’s
in the tens place. And seven 10s are worth 70. And then the digit five is in the
ones place. Our number is 9275.
Can you see where each part of our
number comes from? In this question, we were given a
four-digit number made out of the digits nine two seven five. We’ve used our knowledge of place
value to help write the number in words. We can write this number as nine
thousand two hundred seventy-five.