# What Is A Number And How Is It Structured?

## What Is The Structure Of Numbers

**What is a number**? One or more numerical digits (0 - 9) combined form a number.

**Let's talk about the number 6,937.**

- The number 6 is in the fourth place to the left. This is the thousand position.
- The number 9 is in the third place to the left. This is the hundred position.
- The number 3 is in the second place to the left. This is the ten position.
- The number 7 is in the first place to the left. This is the one position.

**Here are more interesting facts about the number 6,937.**

- Using a comma makes the number easier to read.
- Commas are used after each group of three digits starting from the right.
- The comma in 6937 is placed between 6 and 9. This means that 6,937 has 6 thousands, 9 hundreds, 3 tens, and 7 ones.

Thousands (1000) | Hundreds (100) | Tens (10) | Ones (1) |
---|---|---|---|

6 | 9 | 3 | 7 |

Here is how we show this number in addition format.

6000900

30

+ 7

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6937