Formation of Numbers

In formation of numbers we will learn the numbers having different numbers of digits.

We know that:
(i) Greatest number of one digit = 9,
Smallest number of 2 digits = 10.

(If one is added to 9, we get 9 + 1 = 10).


(ii) Greatest number of 2 digits = 99,
Smallest number of 3 digits = 100.

(If one is added to 99, we get 99 + 1 = 100).


(iii) Greatest number of 3 digits = 999,
Smallest number of 4 digits = 1000.

(If one is added to 999, we get 999 + 1 = 1000).


(iv) Greatest number of 4 digits = 9999,
Smallest number of 5 digits = 10000.

(If one is added to 9999, we get 9999 + 1 = 10000).

Thus, if 1 is added to 9 (greatest 1-digit number), we get 10 (smallest 2-digit number).
If 1 is added to 99 (greatest 2-digit number), we get 100 (smallest 3-digit number).
If 1 is added to 999 (greatest 3-digit number), we get 1000 (smallest 4-digit number).
If 1 is added to 9999 (greatest 4-digit number).


Now we will learn how to use an abacus in number formation

These facts can be expressed on a spike-abacus as follows:

Formation of Numbers

One → 9, 9 + 1 = 10 = One ten


Formation of Numbers

10 → 99, 99 + 1 = 100 = One hundred


Formation of Numbers

100 → 999, 999 + 1 = 1000 = One thousand


Formation of Numbers

1000 → 9999, 9999 + 1 = 10000 = Ten thousand


1-digit numbers:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

2-digit numbers:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, …………., 29,
30, 31, ……., 39, 40, 41,……….., 49, 50, 51,………, 60, 61,………., 69, 70, 71, 72, ……….., 79, 80, 81, ………., 89, 90, 91, ………………......, 99

3-digit numbers:
100, 101, …….., 199, 200, 201, ……, 299, 300, ……., 399, 400, ………, 499,
500, ….., 599, 600, ……, 699, 700, …., 799, 800, 801, ……, 890, ……., 899,
900, 901, ………, 990, 991, ……………, 999.

4-digit numbers:
1000, 1001,……,1099,1100,1101,……,1199,1200,1201,…………,1299,
1300, ……, 1399, 1400, 1401, …….,1499, 1500, 1501,……., 1599, 1600,
1601, ….., 1699, 1700, 1701, ……, 1799, 1800, 1801,………, 1899, 1900,
1901, ......., 1999, 2000, 2001, ……., 2999, 3000, 3001, …….., 3999, 4000,
4001, ……, 4999, 5000, ……., 5999, 6000, ……, 6999, 7000, 7001, ………,
7999, 8000, 8001, ………., 8999, 9000, 9001, ….....,9999.

5-digit numbers:
10000, 10001, ……………………………………………………........., 19999,
20000, 20001, ………………………………………………………….., 29999,
30000, 30001, ………………………………………………………….., 39999,
40000, 40001, .................., 49999, 50000, ………………………….., 59999,
60000, 60001, ……………, 69999, 70000, ……………………… ....., 79999,
80000, 80001, ……………., 89999, 90000, ………………………........ 99999


Now 6-digit numbers begin with 99999 + 1 = 100000, i.e., hundred thousand.

Related Concept

Formation of Numbers.

Finding Out the Numbers

Names of the Numbers.

Numbers Showing on Spike Abacus.

1 Digit Number on Spike Abacus.

2 Digits Number on Spike Abacus.

3 Digits Number on Spike Abacus.

4 Digits Number on Spike Abacus.

5 Digits Number on Spike Abacus.

Large Number.

Place Value Chart.

Place Value.

Problems Related to Place Value.

Expanded form of a Number.

Standard Form.

Comparison of Numbers.

Example on Comparison of Numbers.

Successor and Predecessor of a Whole Number.

Arranging Numbers.

Formation of Numbers with the Given Digits.

Formation of Greatest and Smallest Numbers.

Examples on the Formation of Greatest and the Smallest Number.

Rounding off Numbers.

4th Grade Math Activities

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