# Thread: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

1. ## Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

Hello everybody

I'd like to know how to write out these numbers. I've been told that numbers 1100-1900 can be written as "hundreds" but, is it the same with numbers bigger than 2000? What is the rule? Is it a British/American thing?

1500- one thousand and five hundred (British usage) or
one thousand five hundred (American usage) or
fifteen hundred

1550- one thousand five hundred and fifty
one thousand five hundred fifty
fifteen hundred (and) fifty

2100- two thousand (and) one hundred
twenty one hundred

2185- two thousand one hundred (and) eighty five
twenty-one hundred (and) eighty-five

Would this be correct?

2. ## Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

(Not a Teacher)

Yes, it's acceptable. Note that if you are reading "military time" (that is to say, the 24-hour clock), you typically omit "hundred" (unless it's on the hour) as well as "and". Here's an example:

1530 = Fifteen thirty
2000 = Twenty hundred
1355 = Thirteen fifty-five
1900 = Nineteen hundred
0900 = Zero nine hundred
0645 = Zero six forty-five

3. ## Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

Note that in BrE, 1500 is "one thousand, five hundred". We don't put the "and" in there that you did.

4. ## Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

"Fifteen hundred" is quite acceptable in AusE. It's used especially in lower numbers; 'Twenty-five hundred' is possible, but most people wouldn't go much above that, The context is important. If you're selling used cars, you might have three - one for 'nine hundred', one for 'nine fifty', and one for 'twelve hundred', or even 'twelve fifty'.
The most usual way of saying it is as emsr2d2 says above.

5. ## Re: Writing out numbers - 1500 / 2500

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
Note that in BrE, 1500 is "one thousand, five hundred". We don't put the "and" in there that you did.
The same goes for AmE.

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