When writing essays do you write out the number or just use the number?
How to write numbers in academic essays.
It depends on the formality of the essay and the style guidelines but I would always right out the number if it is small and leave it as a number if it is big.
It doesn’t really matter, but when you choose which way to do it, stick to it, don’t switch between numbers and words.
I agree with milgramjack. That depends. It’s a case to case basis.