# Cardinal, Ordinal and Nominal Numbers

## Cardinal numbers

Indicate counting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc)

## Ordinal numbers

The order of something (1^{st}, 2^{nd}, 3^{rd}, 4^{th}, 5^{th} etc)

## Nominal numbers

Names something (shirt number7, number 48 bus etc)

To remember cardinal, ordinal and nominal definitions see below:

Cardinal is counting, while ordinal nearly says order and nominal nearly says name.

**Examples**

1. Cardinal numbers

Examples of cardinal numbers would be 22 cars, 2 puppies or 6 friends.

2. Ordinal numbers

Examples of ordinal numbers would be the 3^{rd} in line of a queue or the 2^{nd} fastest.

3. Nominal numbers

Examples of nominal numbers would be shirt number 7 and bus number 36.