# Ordinal Numbers

## What are Ordinal Numbers?

Ordinal numbers indicate the position or rank of something or someone in a specific order. Unlike cardinal numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.), which indicate quantity, ordinal numbers such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., represent the position. For instance, “1st” denotes “first,” “2nd” denotes “second,” and so on. These numbers are essential for ranking and ordering items or people.

## Definition and Usage

Ordinal numbers are used to define the exact position or rank of an item in a sequential list. They are particularly useful in scenarios where the order is important, such as races, queues, or lists. For example, if you have a list of participants in a race, ordinal numbers will indicate who finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

## Real-life Examples

• Ram finished first in his class.
• Sarita was the third girl in line.
• Mohan lives on the fourth floor of his apartment building.
• The table is displayed in the sixteenth position in the store.

## Ordinal Numbers 1 to 100

Here is the complete list of ordinal numbers from 1 to 100, divided into two parts:

### Ordinal Numbers 1 to 50

 Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal 1st First 11th Eleventh 21st Twenty-First 31st Thirty-First 41st Forty-First 2nd Second 12th Twelfth 22nd Twenty-Second 32nd Thirty-Second 42nd Forty-Second 3rd Third 13th Thirteenth 23rd Twenty-Third 33rd Thirty-Third 43rd Forty-Third 4th Fourth 14th Fourteenth 24th Twenty-Fourth 34th Thirty-Fourth 44th Forty-Fourth 5th Fifth 15th Fifteenth 25th Twenty-Fifth 35th Thirty-Fifth 45th Forty-Fifth 6th Sixth 16th Sixteenth 26th Twenty-Sixth 36th Thirty-Sixth 46th Forty-Sixth 7th Seventh 17th Seventeenth 27th Twenty-Seventh 37th Thirty-Seventh 47th Forty-Seventh 8th Eighth 18th Eighteenth 28th Twenty-Eighth 38th Thirty-Eighth 48th Forty-Eighth 9th Ninth 19th Nineteenth 29th Twenty-Ninth 39th Thirty-Ninth 49th Forty-Ninth 10th Tenth 20th Twentieth 30th Thirtieth 40th Fortieth 50th Fiftieth

### Ordinal Numbers 51 to 100

 Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal Number Ordinal 51st Fifty-First 61st Sixty-First 71st Seventy-First 81st Eighty-First 91st Ninety-First 52nd Fifty-Second 62nd Sixty-Second 72nd Seventy-Second 82nd Eighty-Second 92nd Ninety-Second 53rd Fifty-Third 63rd Sixty-Third 73rd Seventy-Third 83rd Eighty-Third 93rd Ninety-Third 54th Fifty-Fourth 64th Sixty-Fourth 74th Seventy-Fourth 84th Eighty-Fourth 94th Ninety-Fourth 55th Fifty-Fifth 65th Sixty-Fifth 75th Seventy-Fifth 85th Eighty-Fifth 95th Ninety-Fifth 56th Fifty-Sixth 66th Sixty-Sixth 76th Seventy-Sixth 86th Eighty-Sixth 96th Ninety-Sixth 57th Fifty-Seventh 67th Sixty-Seventh 77th Seventy-Seventh 87th Eighty-Seventh 97th Ninety-Seventh 58th Fifty-Eighth 68th Sixty-Eighth 78th Seventy-Eighth 88th Eighty-Eighth 98th Ninety-Eighth 59th Fifty-Ninth 69th Sixty-Ninth 79th Seventy-Ninth 89th Eighty-Ninth 99th Ninety-Ninth 60th Sixtieth 70th Seventieth 80th Eightieth 90th Ninetieth 100th Hundredth

## Differences Between Cardinal, Nominal, and Ordinal Numbers

• Cardinal Numbers: These numbers indicate quantity. For example, “There are eight men standing in a row,” and “The basket contains ten apples.”
• Nominal Numbers: These numbers are used to name or identify objects. Examples include vehicle registration numbers (e.g., KA 03 2111), postal codes, and player numbers in a match.
• Ordinal Numbers: These indicate position or rank. For example, “The white car is in the third position,” “The city ranked second in air pollution,” and “Mona won the first position in the Olympiad.”

## Ordinal Numbers Chart

Here is a chart showing the cardinal and ordinal numbers from 1 to 20:

 Cardinal Ordinal Cardinal Ordinal Cardinal Ordinal Cardinal Ordinal 1 First 6 Sixth 11 Eleventh 16 Sixteenth 2 Second 7 Seventh 12 Twelfth 17 Seventeenth 3 Third 8 Eighth 13 Thirteenth 18 Eighteenth 4 Fourth 9 Ninth 14 Fourteenth 19 Nineteenth 5 Fifth 10 Tenth 15 Fifteenth 20 Twentieth

## FAQs

How are ordinal numbers used in real life?2024-08-09T13:55:51+05:30

#### How are ordinal numbers used in real life?

They are used to indicate positions in races, ranks in classes, floors in buildings, and places in lines.

Are there any special rules for writing ordinal numbers?2024-08-09T13:55:36+05:30

#### Are there any special rules for writing ordinal numbers?

Yes, typically, ordinal numbers are written with the numeral followed by the suffix (st, nd, rd, th), such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

What is the ordinal number for 25?2024-08-09T13:55:15+05:30

#### What is the ordinal number for 25?

The ordinal number for 25 is “Twenty-Fifth” (25th).

What are nominal numbers?2024-08-09T13:54:56+05:30

#### What are nominal numbers?

Nominal numbers are used to name or identify objects, such as vehicle registration numbers and postal codes.

Can you give examples of ordinal numbers used in sentences?2024-08-09T13:54:42+05:30

#### Can you give examples of ordinal numbers used in sentences?

Sure! “Ram finished first in his class,” and “Sarita was the third girl in line.”

How are ordinal numbers different from cardinal numbers?2024-08-09T13:54:23+05:30

#### How are ordinal numbers different from cardinal numbers?

Ordinal numbers indicate position or order (e.g., 1st, 2nd, 3rd), while cardinal numbers indicate quantity (e.g., 1, 2, 3).

What are ordinal numbers?2024-08-09T13:53:20+05:30

#### What are ordinal numbers?

Ordinal numbers are numbers that indicate the position or rank of something in a list, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.