What you need to know

Things to remember:

  • We write our numbers as we read them
  • If we don’t say any any hundreds, tens, or units then we write a 0.

In a test you might need to find a number in a list, so let’s see how we do this.

Find seven thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven in the following list:

8557                7585                5857                7857                7855

We can do this by writing down the numbers as we read them.

Seven thousand

7

Eight hundred

78

Fifty-seven

7857

So, our answer would be:

8557                7585                5857                7857                7855

We can also think of it as adding.

7000 + 800 + 57 = 7857

When we don’t have any units, tens, or hundreds we just write down a 0.

“Write five thousand, and fifty-four.”

Five thousand

5

We didn’t say any hundreds

50

Fifty-four

5054

So, our answer is 5054!

Example Questions

Question 1: Find two thousand, three hundred and fifty-two in the list.

 

5322                2235                2352                5223                3225

Answer

Two thousand

2

Three hundred

23

Fifty-two

2352

 5322                2235                2352                5223                3225

 

Our answer is 2352.

Question 2: Find six thousand, four hundred and seven in the list.

 

6407                4670                7604                6740                4076

Answer

Six thousand

6

Four hundred

64

And seven

6407

Notice how we didn’t mention any tens, so we just need to write a 0.

6407                4670                7604                6740                4076

Our answer is 6407.