# 2.25 kilos

##### Key Member
Why are numbers after "point" pronounced separately? "Two point two five" not "twenty-five".

"They drink 2.25 kilos of coffee a month."

#### Rover_KE

##### Moderator
Staff member
It's a mathematical convention.

#### emsr2d2

##### Moderator
Staff member
I'd read that aloud as "They drink two-and-a-quarter kilos ...".

#### jutfrank

##### VIP Member
Well, how would you want to pronounce this?:

2.25557867

Two point twenty five million, five hundred and fifty seven thousand, eight hundred and sixty seven? Obviously not.

#### jutfrank

##### VIP Member

Read “and” as the decimal point. The period, or decimal point, in the number can simply be read as “and.”
• For example, if the number is 6.27, you’d say “six and-"

Is this true? I'd highly recommend that learners do NOT do that!

#### SoothingDave

##### VIP Member
"Six and twenty-seven" is wrong.

"Six and twenty-seven hundredths" is correct. That is what they are recommending in a math class.

No one does this in real life, except for TV weatherpeople who may say we had "35 hundredths" of an inch of rain.

"Six point two seven" is the normal and common way to say it.

#### jutfrank

##### VIP Member
"Six and twenty-seven" is wrong.

"Six and twenty-seven hundredths" is correct. That is what they are recommending in a math class.

Oh, I see. I didn't read it properly, I was in such a state of shock! Thanks.