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    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
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    Default 0.5 read as zero point five?

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    The US government welcomed Beijing's move in April to widen the daily trading band within which the yuan is allowed to fluctuate from 0.5 percent to 1 percent.

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    Default Re: 0.5 read as zero point five?

    Yes. Or "oh point five" or just "point five."

    In this sentence, you might even read it "from one-half to one percent."

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    Default Re: 0.5 read as zero point five?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes. Or "oh point five" or just "point five."

    In this sentence, you might even read it "from one-half to one percent."
    Cool!

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    Default Re: 0.5 read as zero point five?

    I say nought point five.

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