# When should numbers be written out as words?

## When should numbers be written out as words?

In general, words should be used for numbers from zero through nine, and numerals should be used from 10 onwards. This is true for both cardinal numbers (e.g., two, 11) and ordinal numbers (e.g., second, 11th).

### Should chapter numbers be written out?

You don’t have to spell out numbers when they are part of dates, addresses, time of day, percentages and page and chapter numbers. You can find a longer list of exceptions on the Purdue OWL. A useful entry on the APA Style blog explains the different between APA and MLA style when it comes to numbers.

**What are standard form numbers?**

Standard form is a way of writing down very large or very small numbers easily. 103 = 1000, so 4 × 103 = 4000 . So 4000 can be written as 4 × 10³ . This idea can be used to write even larger numbers down easily in standard form. Small numbers can also be written in standard form.

**How do you write amounts with centavos in words?**

Start by writing the number of dollars (“8”) followed by a decimal point or period (“.”), and then the number of cents (“15”)….Next, to write out the check’s amount in words, the two steps are similar:Write out the dollar amount.Write the word “and.”Write out the number of cents.

## Is there another way of writing very big or small numbers?

Scientific notation is a way of writing very large or very small numbers. A number is written in scientific notation when a number between 1 and 10 is multiplied by a power of 10.

### What are 3 ways to write a number?

Students write numbers using standard, expanded, and word form.