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Short Word Form

Date: 10/15/2002 at 17:27:11
From: Nicholas Stiney
Subject: Short word form

How is 474,136 written in short word form vs. standard form?


Date: 10/15/2002 at 18:05:04
From: Doctor Sarah
Subject: Re: Short word form

Hi Nicholas - thanks for writing to Dr. Math.

The standard form of a number is written with commas separating every 
three digits. Your number 474,136 is already in standard form.

In short word form, the number is written using a combination of 
numerals and letters. Your number would be

   474 thousand 136

In word form, the number is written in words:

   four hundred seventy-four thousand one hundred thirty-six

In expanded form or expanded notation, your number is written as:

   4 x 100,000 + 7 x 10,000 + 4 x 1,000 + 1 x 100 + 3 x 10 + 6 x 1

See:

   Expanded and Standard Forms
   http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/57137.html 

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