Should I spell out numbers?

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AUC2MIC
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Should I spell out numbers?

Postby AUC2MIC » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:50 am

For example, should it read "40% chance" or "forty percent chance"?

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andrew1024
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Re: Should I spell out numbers?

Postby andrew1024 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:56 am

I would just be consistent. Don't use both "four" and "4." And I would say 40 percent, not 40%.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Should I spell out numbers?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 am

As far as I recall, the convention is to spell out numbers below 10 and use numerals for 10 and above.




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