# 37.23m

• 15-Oct-2012, 17:22
keannu
37.23m
How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either way works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...
• 15-Oct-2012, 17:25
bhaisahab
Re: 37.23m
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Originally Posted by keannu
How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either ways works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...

I'd say "thirty-seven point two three".
• 15-Oct-2012, 17:44
anhnha
Re: 37.23m
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I'd say "thirty-seven point two three".
Could you tell me why you put a hypen in the above sentence?
How about ""thirty seven point two three" or ""thirty-seven point two-three"?
• 15-Oct-2012, 17:58
SoothingDave
Re: 37.23m
You could say "point two three" or "point twenty-three."

(Hyphens are used when writing numbers between twenty-one and ninety-nine, like "twenty-three" or "fifty-six" or "six hundred forty-two.")
• 16-Oct-2012, 01:02
emsr2d2
Re: 37.23m
Quote:

Originally Posted by keannu
How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either way works?

gi11
ex)...But Sean Charlin, a former Olympic hammer thrower, threw a tuna 37.23m...

I, too, would say "thirty-seven point two three metres".
In some contexts, you could also say "thirty-seven metres and twenty-three centimetres".
• 16-Oct-2012, 01:11
konungursvia
Re: 37.23m
I believe it's not that uncommon in AmE (certainly it's not so rare here in Toronto) to hear "point twenty-three". Also, I believe it's justifiable as we're dealing with hundredths, given the number of significant digits, so twenty-three hundredths after the decimal point is quite unambiguous and clear.

I agree with my colleagues though about what is more common and I usually say it their way ("point two three").
• 16-Oct-2012, 07:10
Tdol
Re: 37.23m
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I believe it's not that uncommon in AmE

You don't hear it much in BrE.

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