# How To Abbreviate Thousands – 5 Easy Ways (Updated Guide for 2022)

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Below you can find out 5 different methods to abbreviate thousands,

## Method 1 – Abbreviate Numbers

Hello everyone okay on ski here and welcome to a brand new tutorial today were gonna be going over number. Of revs:1812rpm here you can kind of hard to tell what exactly this is is it 219,000 is it two. Million right here you can clearly see it says 2.1 million and its nice and short as well so yeah. Lets get right into it im gonna go ahead and as you can see ive already set up a simple.

Gui here i just put a mug just put a gui screen gy 2 frames frame 1 and frame 2. And then each of those has a text label and then i just put a local script inside of the. First frames text label alright now that ive deleted the local script im going to go ahead and paste a. New one in our doing local script and we have a blank script so im gonna go ahead and actually. Rename this to abbreviating number and then im gonna go ahead and start off the script by declaring oops declaring.

A local number and this is just gonna be a random number i will say from 1000 to 1 million. And two things i want to do with this number right off the bat that arent related to abbreviating but. Theyre gonna help us see whats going on im gonna go ahead and print the number the original number and. Then im also gonna do script dot tarrant dot parent that parent got framed to dot text label dot text. Is equal to number and this is just gonna go ahead and put the number on the other frame just.

So we can see it has nothing with abbreviating just i just four so we can see whats going on. A little bit better okay so the first thing in abbreviating a number is we need to declare a abbreviations. Table and its going to look something like this local abbreviations equals a new table with the curly brackets and. Then im going to go ahead and organize it like that and then im going to set all of my. Abbreviations im just gonna do older four so ill do 4,000 okay im gonna do four million its a seven.

Day minimum so right here im doing the abbreviations so billion and then quadrillion and then im gonna go put. Them equal to a number of digits of the minimum amount of digits to sort of activate that abbreviation to. Choose that one so on billion its ten im just going to go up by three every single time and. Quadrillion will put 13 i knew could go on and on this only go my random number only goes from. 1,000 to 1 million so will it will only see km but you get the idea of course the minimum.

Amount of digits needed for a k for 1,000 is four digits so four digit numbers is smallest smallest number. Starting from 1,000 and then from knowing its gonna be seven digits one and then six zeros so thats seven. Digits okay now we have our abbreviations table im going to quickly make a separate text variable and this text. Is going to be taking the number right and then were going to do math dot floor on the number. And then were going to do to string on that math now florida number so basically what were doing is.

Were actually taking the number and were making sure just in case has a decimal in it were just getting. Rid of that because thats gonna mess things up and ill explain that in a minute and then were gonna. To string this number to convert it into a string of characters and what this is gonna allow us to. Do is if we do print number of text itll actually count the amount of characters in that text which. Is why its important in that its not a decimal and then in turn that ill end up becoming the.

Amount of digits thats actually in that number so if i actually do play here youll see i got a. Number i got eight hundred eighty-nine thousand seven hundred eighty nine as my random number it got printed in the. Output and then it also printed the amount of digits in it when i did number text and that it. Is six it is indeed six digits eight eight nine seven eight nine six digits and prettied out six so. We now have a way to find the amount of digits inside of the text all right now that we.

Have our text variable im going to go ahead and declare another variable called local chosen abbreviation so its gonna. Start off as nil so im not gonna sign a value to it but were actually gonna make a for. Loop that will help us figure out what the chosen abbreviation should be so its actually going to figure out. Doing k and b or quadrillion so im gonna go ahead and do four were gonna just name our key. And value pairs here so for the keys im going to call them abbreviations so for abbreviation without the s.

And then on this right side im going to call these digits so digits in pairs of deviations so were. Getting the key value pairs and abbreviations im calling the keys abbreviation and the value on the right side digits. You do so for abbreviation digits and pairs of aviations do if the number of texts so the number of. Digits in the text is greater than or equal to digits and the number of digits in the text is. Less than the amount of digits plus 3 then our chosen radiation will be that abbreviation and then well go.

Ahead and just break so whats going to happen is its going to iterate through this table if it finds. An abbreviation and digits pair where the number of texts is greater than or equal to the amount of digits. So like lets say we have a thousand which would be 4 what would be digits of 4 so this. Would be 4 right here and its gonna be greater than or equal to this pair and also less than. 4 plus 3 which is 7 its obviously theres three in between each each pair you cant just say if.

Text is greater than equal to digits because a million is greater than or equal to 7 its also greater. Or equal to 4 so we need to find the very specific one thats going to follow under these two. Conditions if the number if the number of digits is greater than equal to digits and the number of digits. Is less than digits plus 3 then we know that that chosen abbreviation would be appropriate for our number so. You know if we have thousand it would pick 4 or if we had a million and pick 7 with.

The m that would be our chosen abbreviation all right after that we want to do if chose an abbreviation. Because sometimes if you have like a number that little thats less than four if you only have a hundred. Is obviously not going to pick an abbreviation at all so we actually need to do if chose an abbreviation. Then well go ahead and say we can actually reuse the word digits here because digits was local to this. For loop so im going to go ahead and do local digits equals abbreviations chose an abbreviation so now our.

If we were to do print abbreviation our chosen radiation that would give us the k or m whatever and. Then if we did print digits here it would give four im sorry yeah four or seven it would give. The the value associated with our chosen abbreviation thats why we did abbreviations chosen radiation so now we have the. Chosen abbreviation and the digits associated with it well go ahead and do were actually going to go ahead and. Round our number before we do any formatting so we do local rounded equals math stuff floor number divided by.

10 to the power of digits minus 2 and clip and then end the math off lower parenthesis like so. So we have two sets of parenthesis here so what this part is going to do is its actually take. Our number divide it by 10 to the power of digits minus 2 so in the case if digits was. 4 because our number fell into the thousands category it would actually divide it by 100 because 10 to the. Power of 4 minus 2 is 100 so it would actually divide by 100 and then matha floret and then.

Right after we get the math tough lord version of that were great were just go ahead go ahead and. Multiply it back by 10 to the power of digits minus 2 so were dividing our number divided dividing our. Number by 10 to the power of digits minus 2 then multiplying it right back which is basically the opposite. But in between that or masked im flooring it which in turn will actually round our number so what ill. Do here to demonstrate azox we go ahead and do script dr.

Karron dot txt is equal to rounded number. A rounded number so if we go ahead and hit play blocks lets see the original number and the rounded. Number so right here is our original number and this rounded number just basically got rid of everything after a. Certain amount of digit places so just turn this 0 7 1 into 0 0 0 and thats gonna be. Helpful for our formatting so im gonna get rid of this and then were on the last step were almost.

Done im gonna do text so going back to our original text global variable and weve already assigned were actually. Going to be writing over it and were gonna do some formatting string that formatting so well do a currency. Sign and then well concatenate that with string dot format and for the string that format takes a formatting string. And then a string to format ill leave this blank for now but the string that were going to be. Formatting is rounded divided by 10 to the power of the digits minus 1 and parentheses and then well go.

Ahead and just concatenate are chosen abbreviation at the so this would be like lets say we had okay and. Now inside here im actually going to go ahead and put percent 0.1 f which basically percent is the symbol. For indicating that were saying a formatting and then you could put a number before here but can leave it. Out and itll do it by itself point one basically means we want one one place after the decimal if. You wanted to you would put two here but we want one place after the decimal thats what we set.

It up for and then f basically stands for floating point number which means an e which basically stands for. Any decimal number so thats our formatting string then when the string were actually formatting is rounded divided by 10. To the power of digits minus one so when we were doing rounding we were doing digits minus two so. We were doing a thousand for example divided by 100 now were doing a thousand divided by a thousand so. If we had 1,000 they were divided by a thousand wed get one if we had one point five if.

We had 1500 it would divide that by a thousand and wed get one point five so basically what the. Sense of being is lets say the number was 1500 we would get a dollar sign string that format one. Point five this would turn it to one point five zero zero zero this would make sure that its only. One digit after to make it one point five so wed have dollar sign one point five and then k. Is our chosen abbreviation so thats kind of like how it works and then of course we have an if.

Statement now we need an else for so if chosen abbreviation then do this else just say text is equal. To currency symbol column song and whatever concatenate with the original number no no need to do any rounding or. Any of that and then lastly ill just go ahead and do ill print the text but more importantly ill. Go ahead and put it in our goi script apparent that text equals text so if i go ahead and. Play this ill go through the script one more time we got our random number we got our abbreviations table.

We can converted this to a text to get our amount of digits in the text we found our chosen. Abbreviation with a for loop and then if we had chosen appreciate treat children if we had a chosen abbreviation. We found the rounded number using the digits that we formatted else we just put dollar sign number and then. Lastly were going to put that in the gui and there you have it so here we have 33 seven. Thousand eight hundred and three and then this cup formatted into thirty seven point eight k with a little currency.

Symbol or dollar sign right before it so now that weve gone over how though how to actually take a. Number and then turn into a formatted number im actually gonna take this whole load of code and put it. Into a single function that we can just put separately in a module so every time you want to abbreviate. A number you dont necessarily have to do all this jazz alright so lets go ahead and go into replicate. Storage ill make a new module script if you want the module script to be available on the client and.

The server then you put in the replicate storage if you just wanted to be on the server you put. In the server storage we obviously want this to be able to be accessed by our client sided local script. So im going to put in the replicated storage im gonna call this abbreviate number and then well go ahead. And call just change this variable name to abbreviate previa and like so abbreviate number and then well do function. Abbreviate number : Abbreviate and then numer and the parameter a number in the parameter and then well go ahead.

And just kind of copy what we had here not were not gonna copy the number and were not going. To copy the abbreviations right away at that table but we are going to go ahead and copy all of. This so just take all this up to here cop actually cut lets cut it out and then paste it. Right here and then indent it properly let me zoom out so i can see yep and then properly and. Then youll see some red lines over abbreviations so we need to copy the abbreviations table or cut and paste.

Im gonna put that outside of the outside of the function so it doesnt have to run it every single. Time the function runs its got a one time because it only needs it one time itll never change and. Then lastly after weve gotten our number and weve declared the text in the in the function im actually going. To go ahead and do return text so this this function takes a number and then returns to text appropriate. For that abbreviation so lets go ahead and instead of doing text see now that this text is actually kind.

Of gone well do local text equals actually we need to do above all this we actually need to import. Our newly created module script so ill do local abbreviate number equals replicated storage dot abbreviate number and then we. Just want to put this and then require function so im going to require it and then i want to. Go ahead and do local text equals abbreviate number so were referencing the module script that we just required and. Then colon and then it comes up right away abbreviate because it already knows it already it should come up.

Right away because it notices that we have a method inside of that inside of that module script so were. Just gonna go ahead and put it in our number for the parameter and it should return a string and. It will put it inside text and then were going to go and print that text and put the script. Up here in the texts assigned to that text so one last test were going to go ahead and play. This and as you can see it still works we have nine hundred seventy thousand seven hundred and this turned.

Out to be nine seventy point seven kay and basically what we did there was we just put all that. Code and table stuff and math that isnt really necessary to look at all the time and its never gonna. Change so we just put a new module script just to make our actual script a little bit tidier so. Now you can actually abbreviate from any script all you have to do is require this script from the replicated. Storage and then you just call bree v8 and give it a number tell what variable you want to assign.

It to and then bam youve got an abbreviated number anywhere in your game so thats the end of this. Tutorial i hope you guys arent something new if you guys have any questions related to the video youtube comments. Section or any other questions you can just add me on discord or draw my discord server should be a. Little first link in the description until next time ill see you guys in the next video.

## Method 2 – Abbreviate Large Numbers Into M (Millions) And K (Thousands) In Excel

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## Method 3 – Place Values For Kids | Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands

Today we are going to learn about place values place values are so awesome because they help you decode numbers. So you can find out how much numbers are worth so if youre ready lets get started with learning about. Place values first we want to teach you a fun word okay were gonna teach you a brand new word. Maybe its brand new to you maybe youve heard it before but yes you are right now going to learn.

A new word that word is digit yeah digit can you say that yeah lets say it together digit what. A fun word what does the word digit mean is digit your neighbors dog that looks really cute but is. Always in a bad mood hey did you im just trying to bet you give me a little bit of. A treat if you would be a little bit more nice well it is a good name for a dog. But thats not what were talking about when we say digit so what are digits digits are the parts of.

A number like look at the number 920 there are three parts or digits in this number the number 920. Has three digits remember digits are the parts of a number pretty simple lets look at the number 74. There. Are two parts or digits in the number 74. The number 74 has two digits remember digits are the parts.

Of a number super simple super easy and finally lets look at the number six how many digits are in. The number six remember were just looking at the parts of the number how many digits yeah just one digit. Theres only one part or digit to this number its just six great job remember digits are the parts of. A number okay so this is awesome here is where place values come in the place value is how much. A digit is worth based on where it is in other words where a digit is in the number tells.

Us how much it is worth so what are the place values were going to be looking at today what. Are the different values of the places where the digits will be well the digits will either be in the. Ones spot the tens spot the hundred spot or the thousands spot all right lets use the place values okay. So here are the place values and where they are for the different digits this first spot is the ones. Spot thats where the ones go this second spot is the ten spot its where the tens go this third.

Spot is the hundred spot it is where the hundreds go and finally here is the thousands spot it is. Where the thousands go now the place values can go higher than this but these are the only place values. Were going to be learning about today all right so our first example is the number four thousand all right. Well im going to need your help which digit is in the ones spot you can see it right there. Which digit is in the one spot yeah zero great job all right how about helping us figure out the.

Tens which digit is in the ten spot yeah zero good job all you have to do is look where. The arrow is pointing the 10 spot is a zero alright how about the hundred spot which digit is in. The hundreds spot you see yeah the same answer zero good job good job okay and which digit is in. The thousand spot which digit is in the thousands spot yeah four awesome the number four is in the thousands. Spot there are four thousands in the number four thousand all right our next example is the number five hundred.

And eight okay im going to need your help again which digit is in the ones spot you can look. At the place values for a clue you could see the arrow which digit is in the one spot yeah. Eight good job okay which digit is in the tens spot which digit is in the ten spot yeah zero. Good job all right which digit is in the hundreds spot can you see that which number is in the. Hundred spot yeah five good job okay now this might seem a little tricky which digit is in the thousand.

Spot wait a second there isnt even a digit there its only 508 there are no thousands so the digit. Would be nothing or zero zero in nothing it has the same value so theres nothing thats in the thousands. Spot its only 508 there are no thousands you are doing a phenomenal job okay now youre going to be. Able to give it a try without any help or any clues and youve learned so much i think you. Can do it i think you can do it youre going to do awesome okay youre ready heres the number.

8763 8763 were going to name the place values and you let us know which digit is in which one. Okay which digit is in the one spot the numbers 8763 which one yeah three three is in the one. Spot remember this is the one spot good job okay whats in the ten spot which digit is in the. Ten spot uh-huh six six is in the ten spot good job yeah you can see right here is where. The ten spot is wow youre getting the hang of it okay which digit is in the hundreds spot do.

You know which one which digit is in the hundred spot seven way to go yes seven is in the. Hundred spot and you can see right here is that hundred spot yeah seven is in the hundredth spot good. Job okay heres the last one which digit is in the thousand spot which digit is in the thousands spot. Eight yes good job eight is in the thousands spot you can see right here is where that thousands spot. Is just before that comma isnt that awesome wow youve learned so much to review digits are the parts of.

A number the place value is how much a digit is worth based on where it is these are the. Place values we learned today the ones tens hundreds and thousands in this example there are three ones there are. Six tens which is 60 there are seven hundreds which is 700 and theres eight thousands so the number right. Out is eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-three its so nice going for a stroll and just thinking about those. Place values oh i love the ones and the tens and the hundreds and the thousands knowing where a digit.

Is tells us what the value is which is great so we hope you learned some cool things and we. Hope to see you next time.

## Method 4 – Show Thousands K And Millions M (Cool Excel Hack)

Hi my name is jason morel and in this very short video im going to walk you through a little. Trick to convert big long numbers into shortened versions so for example we got something like a million that has. One with six zeros that following it might make more sense for you to display that as one in 1. Million if youve got a number that goes into the thousands so something like this five seven five six five.

And sometimes makes more sense to display that as 57.6 k so the m and the k at the end. Of each number theyre commonly used to represent thousands and millions so how do you create these you kind of. Split the numbers and go to your standard number formatting options here these are too general and even if you. Go to your format cell box and go to your number and currency options here theres not enough depth here. To get you to this point here so what you need to do is to actually create a custom format.

Here so we have a list of numbers here that goes from a single digit right through to the multiple. Millions down apollinaire and were gonna do it to do a few examples of custom formatting using a mixture of. The k and m suffix so let me just copy this across to this second column and well work on. This second column here so the first we do is to select the range press control one or you can. Right click on format cells that display the format cells box here come down to the custom option at the.

Bottom and in the type box just wipe out whatever is there so lets say first of all we want. To show everything as millions so whatever the number is with an m on the end and i have to. Show a few different places here to get the smaller numbers showing up but heres how we do it so. What you do is you create a custom format that says zero point zero zero now thatll show a whole. Number in two different places whatever the number is followed by two commas now what the two commas do is.

It says only show the detail down at the millions theyre not the small units what you then do is. You put a backslash m which represents millions now thats all you need to do them and when we click. Ok it shows everything here have millions so really the small units dont really sharp at this kind of level. Of detail but youll see down here we got a 1.5 million in and a 15 million at the end. If wed have only done one this whole place or even just a whole number and only these two numbers.

Really would show up anything at all so lets say you want to come down and unit display everything at. A thousand so let me just copy this range across again to the next column and what i do here. Is i represent everything with a k on the end so again go back to my format cells box go. To the custom formatting go for general box and remove whats there and this time im going to say zero. Point zero zero zero and have allowed three decimal places here just a bit more detail on the number you.

Put a single comma to follow that which represents the thousands so i only show the detail down for thousands. No further and then you put a k on the end to represent the thousands thats all we do you. Click ok and everything now is showing as thousands so if you look at this example we have 15,000 which. Is showing us 15.000 k ok next one is hundred fifty thousand and so on well go down it now. When you get into the millions off see less showing now fifteen hundred thousand or fifteen thousand thousand because the.

Numbers there are so p so what you could do if you wanted to is to mix these up so. Any numbers into the millions show with an m suffix and any numbers are going to the thousands show with. The k suffix and then maybe anything thats not up to a thousand so its below a thousand just show. Is the regular number so lets do one final example when we copy these across to a phrase column and. Lets manipulate these now what we need to do here is to introduce and that is square brackets now what.

Square brackets do in a custom format is they allow you to create conditional logic so what you do inside. Square brackets is to put your test so first up im going to say anything greater than or equal to. 1 million boe the square brackets and that means that whatever follows next will only apply that format to any. Numbers over a million so what we do is you say zero point lets take one little place comma comma. And then backslash n to represent the millions what we then do is to put a semicolon a separator and.

Im going to introduce a second hit for the thousands thats also in square brackets where our simply say grace. Then or equal to thousand close the square brackets and that means whatever follows this bit only applies to those. Numbers greater than a thousand if they havent already been formatted by the millions so then i say zero point. Zero comma k so that bit covers numbers in the thousands and then i put a final semicolon and put. A format that covers any other number that hasnt been covered by the first two so for that i might.

Want to put a zero point zero zero zero is just represent mandatory digits its always show a digit in. That position for the number so when we click ok then youll see that these three numbers here which at. Below a thousand just show as per normal these three numbers here which are in the thousands show with a. Cave on the end and these last two numbers were in a millions show with m on the end so. Thats a neat way to shorten your numbers i hope thats been useful if you liked this video dont forget.

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