Tool to write a number in letters, it allows to check the amount or the value written, it is a common writing in contracts or checks.
Number in Letters - dCode
Tag(s) : Numeral System
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The numbers with a decimal writing based on the digits 0 to 9 also have a writing in whole letters. Longer and less practical, it is however used in a literary way or on certain administrative or legal writings.
To write a digit or a number in letters in English, numbers have to be written following some easy rules (with few exceptions, see below).
Example: 123 is written one hundred (and) twenty-three (the word and can be omitted)
dCode's converter applies million, billion, trillion, etc. for big numbers names up to 10^63.
Words hundred, thousand, etc. are indeclinable (no plural form). There is an uninflected plural of numerals based on old English and today they did not change form.
Example: 1000 : one thousand
2000 : two thousand (no final s)
Example: 3000000 : three millions
4003002001 : four billion three million two thousand (and) one
By convention, numbers in literary or legal texts are represented in letters, while numbers in scientific texts are generally written in numbers.
It is mandatory to write/transcribe the numbers in letters on the checks.
dCode offers a reverse conversion tool to write numbers in digits.
Digits from 0 to 9 are written:
Numbers from 10 to 20 are written:
Hyphens are used for composed numbers inferior to 100.
Example: 21 : twenty-one
22 : twenty-two
88 : eighty-eight
200 : two hundred
The use of hyphens can be tolerated with other numbers (ie. superior to 100). It has the advantages to delimitate the number in a sentence.
Example: One hundred and one half for 100 + 1/2
Example: One-hundred-and-one half for 101 * 1/2
There are 10 digits: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 that allows writing all the numbers. Numbers are composed from 1 to n digits.
Example: In the number 248, there are three digits that are 2, 4 and 8.
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