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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #18778: Numbers
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    Numbers


    Numbers

    Cardinal numbers

     

    379 = three hundred and seventy-nine

    2,860 = two thousand eight hundred and sixty

    5,084 = five thousand and eighty-four

    470,000 = four hundred and seventy thousand

    2,550,000 = two million, five hundred and fifty thousand

    3,000,000,000 = three billion

     

    Note: there is no plural 's' after hundred, thousand, million, and billion when they are part of a number. On their own, they can be plural, e.g. thousands of people; millions of insects.

     

    Ordinal numbers and dates

     

    One of the problems with dates is that we write them and say them in a different way:

     

    we write 4(th) January, but we say the fourth of January or January the fourth.

    we write 21(st) May , but we say the twenty-first of May or May the twenty-first.

    1905 = nineteen hundred and five or nineteen oh five.

    1997 = nineteen ninety-seven.

    2007 = two thousand and seven or two thousand oh seven.

     

    Fractions and decimals

     

    1 1/4 = one and a quarter

    1 1/2 = one and a half

    1 3/4 = one and three quarters

    1 1/3 = one and a third

    1.5 = one point five

    1.46 = one point four six

     

    Percentages

     

    26% = twenty-six per cent

    More than 50% is the majority; less than 50% is the minority

     

    Arithmetic

     

    There are four basic processes for working out (= calculating) a problem:

     

    + = addition         e.g. 6+4 = 10  (six plus/and four equals/is ten)

    - = subtraction     e.g. 6-4 = 2 (six minus four equals/is two)

    x = multiplication  e.g. 6x4 = 24 (six times/multiplied by four equals/is twenty-four)

    / = division           e.g. 4/2 = 2 (four divided by two equals/is two)

     

    Saying '0'

     

    This can be spoken in different ways in different contexts.

     

    telephone numbers 603 744 = six oh three, seven double four

    mathematics: 0.7 = nought point seven

                        6.02 = six point oh two

    temperature: -10 degrees = ten degrees below zero/minus ten degrees

    football: 2-0 = two nil

    tennis: 40-0 = forty love

     

    Talking numbers

     

    Here are several useful words and expressions connected with numbers:

     

    The streets have got odd numbers (e.g. 3,5,7) on the left and even numbers (e.g. 4,6,8) on the right.

    I got 16 out of 20 in our last test.

     


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    2 1/2

    2,345

    6.75

    0.25

    3 1/3

    1,250,000


    10.04


    52%

    September, 10th = the

    July, 3rd = the

    602 8477 [phone number]

    1903 [date]

    1876 [date]

    2-0 [football match]

    2-0 = 2


    1 3/4

    3,000,000,000

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