How do you say this? "thirty seven point two three" or "thirty seven point twenty three"? Or either way works?
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Last edited by keannu; 15-Oct-2012 at 17:34.
Could you tell me why you put a hypen in the above sentence?I'd say "thirty-seven point two three".
How about ""thirty seven point two three" or ""thirty-seven point two-three"?
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.")
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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").
I believe it's not that uncommon in AmE
You don't hear it much in BrE.