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    #1

    Reading of a long number

    7,392.358,818

    Can some member/s tell me how to write the above number in words?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Reading of a long number

    Is that . supposed to be a comma?

    If so, seven billion, three hundred [and] ninety-two million, three hundred [and] fifty-eight thousand, eight hundred [and] eighteen.

    If not, then the second comma is incorrect, and it's seven thousand, three hundred [and] ninety-two point three five eight eight one eight.
    7,392.358,818
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Reading of a long number

    Hi Barb

    It's a comma. A typo, sorry.

    Elaine

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    Re: Reading of a long number

    Billion is not used in the UK, because in most European languages, it means a million millions. So, in HK and the UK, a (US) "billion" is a thousand million.

    For people outside North America, the number is therefore:

    7,392,358,818

    Seven-thousand-three-hundred-and-ninety-two million, three-hundred-and-fifty-eight-thousand, eight-hundred-and-eighteen.

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    Re: Reading of a long number

    Thanks, I didn't know that. So the word "trillion" isn't used? (The million million?)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Reading of a long number

    Yes, I've heard it iin the Latin languages too, but I belive it's a million cubed in most places.

    In Canada, we say them the American way.

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