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Write Out Numbers
A Tool to Help You Write Out Numbers Correctly

Sometimes you need to write out numbers using words. When writing a check, words are used for clarification even though numerals may make more sense to you. Learn how to turn a set of numbers into words and how to write out numbers when you need to.

A Tool to Help

The tool below can help you write out numbers correctly. Enter a number, hit "Submit", and see how the number is written.

Just Like it Sounds

If you can say it, you can write it. A rule of thumb is to write out numbers just as they sound. If your number is 1,234, say it out loud. It will be written just as it sounds: One thousand two hundred thirty-four.

A Few Tips

  1. Note the hyphen in "thirty-four" above. It is technically correct to hyphenate some numbers, but merchants don’t care when you’re writing a check.
  2. Do not use the word "and" after "hundred"
  3. Avoid informal ways of saying things. Write "one thousand two hundred" instead of "twelve hundred"
  4. Only write the dollar amount in words. For less than a dollar, use a fraction. If your number is 1234.59, write "one thousand two hundred thirty-four and 59/100"
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