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    10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit ,but how to spell others?


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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    If you are referring to the digits, from right to left, they are:

    Ones
    Tens
    Hundreds
    Thousands
    Ten thousands
    Hundred thousands
    Millions
    Ten millions
    etc.

    The number you gave is "ten thousand."

    123,456 is "one hundred twenty-three thousand, four hundred fifty-six."

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    ones=unit's digit? tens=ten's digit?

    and why not read 123,456 as 'one hundred (and) twenty-three thousand, four hundred (and) fifty-six' ?

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Yes, I am speaking of the individual digits. The first is called the "ones" not the "units."

    Some people say an "and" where you have shown them. I was taught that this is improper.

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Soothing Dave is an AmE speaker.

    In BrE, we say 'units', not 'ones', and we read 123,456 as 'one hundred and twenty-three thousand, four hundred and fifty-six'.

    Note that there should be a comma in '10,000'.

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    ones=unit's digit? tens=ten's digit? I don't know what you mean in this line.

    and Why not read 123,456 as 'one hundred (and) twenty-three thousand, four hundred (and) fifty-six'?

    Thanks!
    In BrE, we always include the "and".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    ones=unit's digit? tens=ten's digit?

    and why not read 123,456 as 'one hundred (and) twenty-three thousand, four hundred (and) fifty-six' ?

    Thanks!
    In AmE, many do (without the ands).

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    The following section comes from other web page,so should it be tens place , ten's place or ten's digit?Thanks!
    In the number 386 for example, the number 6 is the "unit's digit" (in the "unit's place"), 8 is the "ten's digit" (in the "ten's place"), and 3 is the "hundred's digit."

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Either way is fine.

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    Re: 10000 is a number in decimal system,I just kown the last number is the unit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    The following section comes from other web page,so should it be tens place , ten's place or ten's digit?Thanks!
    In the number 386 for example, the number 6 is the "unit's digit" (in the "unit's place"), 8 is the "ten's digit" (in the "ten's place"), and 3 is the "hundred's digit."
    I wouldn't use "digit" or "place". I would describe 386 as six units, eight tens and three hundreds. Failing that, I might say "... a six in the units column, an eight in the tens column and a three in the hundreds column".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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