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## How do you write Five hundred twenty-five thousand in numbers?

(48 Posts)
Thu 12-Sep-13 20:45:55

Is it 525,000?

HuglessDouglas Thu 12-Sep-13 20:46:24

Yep.

Thu 12-Sep-13 20:46:33

Yes!

Suzieismyname Thu 12-Sep-13 20:51:01

Yes but just be careful of using , with an international audience.

525 000

JoanofSnark Thu 12-Sep-13 20:53:29

yeah, to me its 525.000

TheBuskersDog Thu 12-Sep-13 20:55:36

Joan, what you have written is only five hundred and twenty five.

AnyFucker Thu 12-Sep-13 20:57:06

525 000

Thu 12-Sep-13 20:58:10

Depends where you are from. In the UK, it'd be 525,000, yeah.

JoanofSnark Thu 12-Sep-13 20:58:55

Um, no, not to most of Europe. You need to swap your , for . to make sense to a lot of people.

Thu 12-Sep-13 20:58:56

Doesn't the point float - I know that a floating point means either the decimal or the separation for the 1000s.

But I can't remember which one.

Thu 12-Sep-13 20:59:13

Yes leave out the comma to make it clearer for internationals.

JoanofSnark Thu 12-Sep-13 21:00:29

And a lot of people outside of Europe too.

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:01:02

Am I the only one curious as to why OP is asking?

MortifiedAdams Thu 12-Sep-13 21:02:03

Thousand is add 000 so two thousand - 2000, seven hundred and twelve thousand is 712000.

MortifiedAdams Thu 12-Sep-13 21:02:29

Oops forgot my ,

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:03:06

It is for a tattoo <hides> I wondered how it was written as numbers, I have a real blind spot when it comes to numbers. Thank you!

morethanpotatoprints Thu 12-Sep-13 21:04:14

525,000

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:05:19

Assuming you mean five hundred and twenty five thousand, not twenty five thousand five hundred!

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:06:01

From Wiki:

"Therefore the space is recommended in the SI/ISO 31-0 standard,[12] and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures states that "for numbers with many digits the digits may be divided into groups of three by a thin space, in order to facilitate reading.

Neither dots nor commas are inserted in the spaces between groups of three".[13]

Other style-defining bodies are also moving toward this clearer notation. For example, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) suggest never using a comma or a point as thousands separator"

So there you go. No commas or points. Just spaces.

zoobaby Thu 12-Sep-13 21:06:56

If it's for a tattoo, wouldn't you be having 525 600? Or do the other 600 mins not count?

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:07:25

I do mean five hundred and twenty five thousand

Okay, so no commas - just spaces!

Mumsnet is so useful

noisytoys Thu 12-Sep-13 21:07:43

But the comma breaks it up and makes it easier to read. 525 000 is far more confusing than 525,000

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:08:51

Ha ha zoo are you a RENT fan? The particular line I am having is '525 000 journeys to plan' they forget about the 600 in that line!

AlpacaPicnic Thu 12-Sep-13 21:09:50

Would it be rude of me to enquire of the significance of the number? You don't have to say, I'm just being nosy...

Thu 12-Sep-13 21:10:47

noisy

But the comma only works if you know what the comma means.

It's not known internationally and could lead to errors in calculations.

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