[seqfan] Re: How to speak long numbers -- now I'm really curious (-:

Kerry Mitchell lkmitch at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 23:47:30 CEST 2011

When I taught arithmetic, the textbook I used said that "and" was only used
to separate the integer and fractional parts of numbers, e.g., 1.75 is "one
*and* three quarters."  It was never used with integers; 1001 is "one
thousand one," not "one thousand and one."  I don't remember any specific
guidance given on commas.

lkmitch at gmail.com

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