Reading and writing whole numbers can be explained by using the following illustration.

Take a close look and carefully study it!

Again, the position occupied by 2 is the hundred-thousands and putting a 2 is this position means that there are 2 hundred-thousands or

In the same way, putting a 4 in the ten-thousands position means that there are 4 ten-thousands or

Finally, putting a 6 in the thousands position means that there are 6 thousands or

Putting it all together, we have

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What gives us the right to just add

Try to do the following:

two hundred cars + forty cars + six cars.

Would not you agree that it is equal to two hundred forty six cars?

The above is the same, except that instead of using cars, we are using thousand.

The group name, as shown in the illustration, is 'thousands'

In general, it is unnecessary to say it three times.

When reading whole numbers, always read the numeral first, which is

Therefore, we read

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By the same token, the next group name, which is 'millions' is read

The whole number can be read as:

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355,645 is read three hundred fifty five thousand, six hundred forty five

16,006,006 is read sixteen millions, six thousand, six

25,000,000,000 is read twenty five billion

knowing place value and reading and writing whole numbers are important to understand the lessons that will follow. Study them well; It will pay off!

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