# Is thousands k or k?

## Is thousands k or k?

The capital letter K is sometimes used informally to represent one thousand (dollars), especially in newspaper headlines. There is no space between the numeral and the letter K , as in 75 K . The letter K should not be used as an abbreviation for one thousand (dollars) in formal writing.

### Is Thousands K or M?

K comes from the Greek word kilo which means a thousand. The Greeks would likewise show million as M, short for Mega. So if we stay consistent with the Greek abbreviations, then billion would be shown as a letter G (Giga). Think of your computer expressing bytes of memory as kilobyte, megabyte or gigabyte.

**Does K stand for $1000?**

Does K stand for $1000? K comes form the Greek kilo which means a thousand. In the metric system lower case k designates kilo as in kg for kilogram, a thousand grams. Even here there is some ambiguity.

**How do you abbreviate millions and thousands?**

Traditionally, M is used as the symbol for thousands and MM for millions in the business world, particularly in accounting. However, there has been a growing tendency to use K as the symbol for thousands instead of M.

## How do you abbreviate thousands in finance?

Frequently, in finance and accounting settings now, an analyst will use k to denote thousands and a capitalized M to denote millions.

### Is thousand big K or little K?

The proper prefix to denote 1000 is a lowercase ‘k’. The uppercase has become somewhat common but is indeed incorrect.

**Does G stand for thousand?**

For example, as you note, ‘G’ is an abbreviation of ‘grand,’ a slang word for ‘thousand.

**What is meant by 100k?**

K is a monetary suffix meaning thousand. So 100k = $100,000…. 10k would be $10,000. 1,000 k is not used very often but it does = 1,000,000 or one million. Most people prefer to use mil.

## How do you annotate thousands?

Originally Answered: How do you write this number in thousands? If the number you have given is a number of thousands then, yes, just “add three zeros”. For example 5 thousand is .

### How do you abbreviate hundreds of thousands?

Around WSO there seems to be a general consensus for what is considered the “correct” abbreviations: K for Thousands. MM or M for Millions. B, Bn, Bil for Billions.

**What is the abbreviation for thousand and million?**

The informal symbol for million is ‘M’ and is used as an abbreviation of the term ($16M). Accounting Symbol for Million. What Is the Symbol for One Million Dollars. Roman Numeral for One Million. The standard Accounting abbreviation is “MM”, which is short for “Milli Milli” – a thousand thousand, meaning a million.

**How to abbreviate million?**

M (also m or m.)

## What is k for thousand?

The SI prefix for a thousand is kilo-, with the official symbol k—for instance, prefixed to “metre” or its symbol “m”, kilometre or km signifies a thousand metres. As such, people occasionally represent the number in a non-standard notation by replacing the last three zeros of the general numeral with “K”: for instance, 30K for 30,000.