# Difference between Cardinal and Ordinal Number

**Difference between Cardinal and Ordinal Number**

### Cardinal Number

A Cardinal Number is a number that shows (says) quantity or how many of something or someone.

Examples:

*One book (it means there is a book).*

*Two pens (it means that the quantity of pens is two).*

*Three boxes of eggs (it means that there are three boxes of eggs).*

*Four glasses of water (it means that the quantity of water is four glasses)*

*Five girls (it means that the quantity of girls is five).*

*Six boys (it means that the quantity of boys is six).*

### Ordinal Number

An Ordinal Number is a number that shows (tells) about the position or (order) of something or someone in a list or an order or a distribution.

Examples:

*1 ^{st} box (it means that the ordering of something in the box is number one).*

*2 ^{nd} rank (it means that the rank position of someone or something is number two).*

*3 ^{rd} child (it means that the position of the child is number three).*

*4 ^{th} birth (it means that the birth of someone or something is number four).*

*5 ^{th} card (it means that the distribution of the card is number fife).*

### Below is the list to show the Difference between Cardinal and Ordinal Number

Cardinal Number | Ordinal Number |

1 = One 2 = Two 3 = Three 4 = Four 5 = Five 6 = Six 7 = Seven 8 = Eight 9 = Nine 10 = Ten 11 = Eleven 12 = Twelve 13 =Thirteen 14 = Fourteen 16 = Fifteen 16 = Sixteen 17 = Seventeen 18 = Eighteen 19 = Nineteen 20 = Twenty 21 = Twenty one 22 = twenty two 23 = twenty three 24 = twenty four . . . = . . . . . . 30 = thirty 31 = thirty one 32 = Thirty two . . . = . . . . . . 40 = forty 41 = forty one . . . = . . . . . . 50 = fifty 60 = sixty 70 = seventy 80 = eighty 90 = ninety 100 = one hundred 105 = one hundred five 200 = two hundred 268 = two hundred sixty eight 1000 = one thousand 1000000 = one million | 1^{st} = first2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 . . . = . . . . . . 30 31 32 . . . = . . . . . . 40 41 . . . = . . . . . 50 60 70 80 90 100 105 200 268 1000 1000000 |

To make difference between cardinal and ordinal number, we usually construct ordinal number by adding “TH” from in the end of cardinal number, such as: 4 + th = 4^{th}, 7 + th = 7^{th}, 2876 + th = 2876^{th}, etc. (except for number: 1 + st = 1^{st}, 2 + nd = 2^{nd} and 3 + rd = 3^{rd })

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