Cardinal numbers are ordinary numbers like 1, 2, 3. In the chart below, you can see how we make numbers from 0 to 100 and then some units above that. You can hear how we say some of these numbers in this numbers song.
The numbers from 13 (thirteen) to 19 (nineteen) all end in -teen and are called the teens. This is why people from thirteen to nineteen years of age are called teenagers.
|101||one hundred and one|
|152||one hundred and fifty-two|
- British English: 120 = one hundred and twenty
- American English: 120 = one hundred twenty
- British English: 3,486 = three thousand, four hundred and eighty-six
- American English: 3,486 = thirty-four hundred, eighty-six
In American English, and now in British English, a billion has nine zeros (so, one billion = one thousand million). Before, in British English one billion had twelve zeros (one million million).
In American English, and now in British English, a trillion has twelve zeros (so, one trillion = one million million). Before, in British English one trillion had eighteen zeros (one million million million).
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