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    Red face Fraction

    • May I know the proper ways in reading fraction?
    • Can you correct those as follow?

        1. 3/10 three tenth
        2. 1/3 one third
        3. 1/8 one eighth
        4. 2/3 two third
        5. 4/7 four seventh
        6. 12/23 twelve twenty third
        7. 23/100 23%
        8. 23/1000 _____
        9. 23/10000 _____
        10. 23/456 _____

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    • May I know the proper ways in reading fraction?
    • Can you correct those as follow?
        1. 3/10 three tenths
        2. 1/3 one thirds
        3. 1/8 one eighths
        4. 2/3 two thirds
        5. 4/7 four sevenths
        6. 12/23 twelve twenty thirds
        7. 23/100 23% twenty three per cent
        8. 23/1000 _____twenty three per mille
        9. 23/10000 _____twenty three one ten thousandths
        10. 23/456 _____twenty three four hundred and fifty sixths
    Many thanks.
    am i correct ? i'm not sure about the eigth.
    should it be twenty three one thousandth

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    Default Re: Fraction

    It should be "one third" and "one eighth" - both these use the singular.

    9 and 10 are weird fractions! I have never met such forms.

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    Default Re: Fraction

    Quote Originally Posted by Gёггч View Post
    am i correct ? i'm not sure about the eigth.
    should it be twenty three one thousandth
    'Mille' is wrong. With very complex fractions an easy way is to say xxxx over yyy.

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