Can you please help? I know how to write
0.00283 in word form. You write two-hundred eighty-three thousandths.
I do not know how to write 17.39625
It is the numbers right after the decimal that confuse me.
I posted this on mathgoodies.com in the basic math forum
but no one has answered and I need this to finish my math homework.
Thank you.
Sharapova
Hello, Sharapova!
I know how to write 0.00283 in word form.
You write two-hundred eighty-three thousandths . . . . no!
The decimal spans five decimal places.
The denominator is 100,000 (hundred thousandths).
In words: .Two hundred eighty-three hundred thousandths.
I do not know how to write 17.39625
It is the numbers right after the decimal that confuse me.
Again, the decimal spans five decimal places.
We have: .Seventeen and thirty-nine thousand six hundred twenty-five hundred thousandths.
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Traditionally, two-digit numbers are hyphenated: twenty-five, sixty-four.
Also, the word "and" is used at the decimal point (only).
. . Why?
We often read as "Three hundred and twenty-five thousand,"
. . inserting an "and" in the middle.
This is not recommended since the words could be interpreted as
. . "Three hundred ... and twenty-five thousand": .
Watch for this on television.
See how many newscaster will read as "Two million and five hundred
. . and ninety-eight thousand nine hundred and sixty-four and three tenths."