# How to read a number on the soroban

### 0. Let's learn with an example

What is the number displayed on the little soroban below ?

### 1. Rods

First, we notice there are 4 vertical rods. So the number has 4 digits.

What is the number displayed on the little soroban below ?

First, we notice there are 4 vertical rods. So the number has 4 digits.