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Each box contains 100
paperclips. Count in hundreds to find how
many there are. Write the number in words. And write the number in
digits.

We’re told that each of these
boxes contains 100 paperclips. Now can you picture what 100
paperclips might look like? Well, this is 100 ones
cubes. These are the same as 100, but
we haven’t just got one box of paperclips, have we? We have one, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight. So the number of paperclips
altogether looks more like this. Now, imagine having to count
each individual cube to count in ones to find the answer. This will be a very long video,
wouldn’t it? But because our paperclips have
been grouped together in hundreds, we can count in hundreds.

That’s better. Now we can do what the question
asks us to do, which is to count in hundreds to find how many there are. Ready? 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600,
700, 800. Eight boxes of 100 paperclips
is 800 altogether. First, we need to write our
answer in words. So we begin by writing the
number eight. That’s just the same as the
number after seven, E-I-G-H-T. And then we just write the word
hundred, eight hundred.

And finally, we need to write
our answer in digits. We know that 100 is a one
followed by two zeros, so the number 800 is simply the digit 8 followed by two
zeros. There are eight boxes, and each
box we know contains 100 paperclips. So we could find the total
number of paperclips by simply skip counting in hundreds eight times. And we can write our answer in
words and digits. That’s eight hundred or
800.