9 tens means 9x10 =90 and
6 ones means 6x 1= 6. So the number is 96.
We will now place this number and understand the concept by place value system.
In Indian number system we write ones, tens, hundred, thousand, ten thousand and so on....
From right to left we will write...
Thousand(1000) Hundred(100) Tens(10) Ones(1)
9 6
Like above we will always place the number.