English text about numbers with comprehension questions. This text gives a summary of how numbers are part of everyone's life and includes an instructional list of numbers one through ten followed by a discussion of two-digit numbers. Useful for beginners learning numbers in English.

# Numbers

Most individuals don't think about **numbers, **or numerical representations of quantity, but they play a major part in everyday life. To be sure, numbers determine the time individuals will wake up in the morning, how much money employees earn per hour, what day of the year it is, and much, much more.

Additionally, numbers impact everyday living on a much smaller scale. In the grocery store, for instance, numbers determine products' prices, the amount of a product available for purchase, how much money will need to be paid for products, and a whole lot else.

To understand larger (and more intimidating numbers), interested persons first need to understand **basic numbers, **or numbers from one to ten, as they comprise each and every **advanced number, **or a multi-digit number that indicates a larger amount/quantity.

The basic numbers are as follows:

**One (1)**

Example: "He purchased **one **watermelon from the grocery store."

**Two (2)**

Example: "She bought two types of bread from the store."

**Three (3)**

Example: "He decided to get three bags of onions when he went shopping."

**Four (4)**

Example: "In preparation for the party, Janice bought four cartons of ice cream at the store."

**Five (5)**

Example: "Joe picked up five boxes of cereal from the breakfast aisle."

**Six (6)**

Example: "A pound of beef costs a lot of money at my favorite grocery store."

**Seven (7)**

Example: "Seven of the 10 aisles at my local grocery store contain pasta."

**Eight (8)**

Example: "I bought eight cookies for the price of four at the store."

**Nine (9)**

Example: "There were only nine loafs of bread left at the grocery store."

**Ten (10)**

Example: "Ten pineapples sure is a lot, don't you think?"

After ten, eleven (11), twelve (12), thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), and twenty (20) follow. These numbers are seen less in grocery stores, as most prices are 10 dollars or less; it is however worth knowing these numbers, generally and, in terms of grocery shopping, for when the bill must be paid.

After twenty, numbers such as twenty-five (25), fifty (50), seventy-five (75), and one hundred (100) follow. So long as one knows the **core number, **or the number situated in the tens or hundreds position that determines the general amount, understanding these more complicated numbers won't be difficult. For example thirty-three (33) is simply "thirty" plus three; sixty-seven is "sixty" plus seven; and sixty-nine is simply "sixty" plus nine.

## Did you understand the text?

Please answer the following questions of understanding:

Question 1:

Which of the following best describes numbers?

a Digits

b Roman numerals

c Numerical representations of quantity

d None of the above

Question 2:

Why are basic numbers important?

a They aren't; only advanced numbers are important

b They play an important role in daily living

c They are useful when reading advanced numbers

d B and C

Question 3:

Basic numbers are best defined as:

a Simple numbers

b Numbers from one to ten

c Numbers greater than ten

d None of the Above

Question 4:

Which of the following is not a basic number?

a 6

b 1

c 12

d 9

Question 5:

178 can be broken down into which of the following groups of numbers?

a 100 plus 70 plus 8

b 156 plus 20 plus 5

c 160 plus 30 plus 9

d B and C

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