Numbers in Words in English

Numbers in Words in English

We all know that mathematics is all about numbers. Every concept/chapter we learn in Mathematics from our childhood has numbers included in it. Earlier, we use Roman numerals to represent the numbers. Numbers such as 1-I, 2-II, 3-III, 4-IV, and so on. But in the current system, we spell out numbers in the English language. Therefore, in this article, we will learn how to convert the numbers into words in the English language since English is the most common language used across the world, specifically for education.

Now let’s see how numbers are in the word forms in the English Language. For example, 100 is written as One hundred, 1000 is written as One thousand, 100000 is written as One Lakh etc. with the spelling. Similarly, each number is written in the form of words based on the place value system, such as ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and so on. 

There are different types of numbers that students can learn, natural numbers, whole numbers, rational numbers, etc. All the mentioned numbers are represented in the form of words with the help of a place value and face value form.

As mentioned, any number can be written in the form of words with the help of place value. Now let’s see what place value is.  

Place value is the value of every digit in a number. Example, 5 in 530 represents 5 hundred, or 500; 3 represents Thirty. Similarly, 5 in 5,300 represents 5 thousand, or 5,000; 3 represents 3 hundred or 300

Place value is represented by one’s place, tens place, hundred places, thousand place, lakh place, etc. depends upon the number of digits in a number.

The place value in one’s place has numbers from 1 to 9. They are written in words as, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine.

The number starts at tens place is 10 and move from 11 to 19. Ten is the least number in the tens place. The numbers are written in tens place in words as, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen and nineteen. 

After 19 the number next comes is 20, In the number 20 – “2” lies in the tens place, then the numbers follow the pattern 21,22…29. and are written in words as twenty-one, twenty two, etc.

 Similarly, tens place is filled with the numbers 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and are read as thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety and so on. As shown above for “20 -Twenty” the preceding numbers follow the pattern 31,32,33, …etc. and are written in words as thirty-one, thirty-two, etc.

Now let’s see how to write any number in words with example.

Write 65 in words.

Solution: In number 65, one’s place is occupied with 5, so there are 5 ones, and tens place is also occupied with 6, so there are 6 tens. So 6 tens and 5 ones are equal to 65. Or we can write, 65 as ‘Sixty -Five’ in words.

Below are the list of numbers in words from 1 – 100

0       Zero

Now lets see numbers in words from 101 to 1000

Previously we have seen how to write numbers from 1 to 100. In the above section, we learned how to write numbers from 1 to 100, in words. Now we see how to write numbers after 100

After 100, the numbers follow pattern 101, 102, 103…by using the place value we can read the numbers as one-hundred and one, one-hundred and two, and so on up to 999-9 in one’s place, 9 in the tens place and 9 in the hundreds place and read as nine hundred and ninety-nine.

100One Hundred600Six Hundred
101One Hundred and One601Six Hundred and One
109One Hundred and Nine609Six Hundred and Nine
200Two Hundred700Seven Hundred
201Two Hundred and One701Seven Hundred and One
209Two Hundred and Nine709Seven Hundred and Nine
300Three Hundred800Eight Hundred
301Three Hundred and One801Eight Hundred and One
309Three Hundred and Nine809Eight Hundred and Nine
400Four Hundred899Eight Hundred and Ninety Nine
401Four Hundred and One900Nine Hundred
409Four Hundred and Nine901Nine Hundred and One
500Five Hundred909Nine Hundred and Nine
501Five Hundred and One999Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine
509Five Hundred and Nine1000One Thousand

We need to follow a similar pattern for thousands also as mentioned with place value. For example, in 1000 “1” is in a thousand places. Similarly, the number 2,3,4,..9 represents the number of thousands.

123 One Hundred and Twenty Three

189 One Hundred and Eighty Nine

256 Two Hundred and Fifty Six

294 Two Hundred and Ninety Four

333 Three Hundred and Thirty Three

369 Three Hundred and Sixty Nine

452 Four Hundred and Fifty Two

492 Four Hundred and Ninety Two

543 Five Hundred and Forty Three

588 Five Hundred and Eighty Eight

654 Six Hundred and Fifty Four

691 Six Hundred and Ninety One

710 Seven Hundred and Ten

744 Seven Hundred and Forty Four

888 Eight Hundred and Eighty Eight

873 Eight Hundred and Seventy Three

926 Nine Hundred and Twenty Six

985 Nine Hundred and Eighty Five

We’ve created this content for informational purposes only, and it reflects the views of its respective authors/entities (freelancers/interns) and not those of Winspire Magazine. Winspire Magazine does not endorse or vouch for the accuracy of the information provided in this content. It is the reader’s responsibility to verify and ensure the information is correct and up-to-date. Winspire Magazine disclaims any liability or responsibility for any damages or losses from using this content. Therefore, readers should take all necessary steps to verify the accuracy and reliability of any information presented in this content.


Flat no 301, Om Sri Shiva Sai Residency, Medical And Health Colony, Vanasthalipuram, Telangana 500070

Useful Links

Get in touch!

    © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Winspire Magazine

    Flat no 301, Om Sri Shiva Sai Residency, Medical And Health Colony, Vanasthalipuram, Telangana 500070

    © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Winspire Magazine