How would you read out the following numbers?

How about any other four digit number?

I believe the four digit numbers with only the two first digits significant are read by first reading the first two digits followed by hundred e.g. 8,400 is read

How about

Finally, the decimal numbers? Would you read the number

**2,684 ft?**Would you say*26 hundred and 84*or*two thousand six hundred and eighty four feet?*How about any other four digit number?

I believe the four digit numbers with only the two first digits significant are read by first reading the first two digits followed by hundred e.g. 8,400 is read

*84-hundred.*But how do you read four digit numbers with three or four significant digits e.g. 5,280 or 7,435?How about

**1,415,926,535?**Would you read it as*1 billion, 4 hundred*My English teacher (he’s English) taught that the British pronounce these**and**15 million, 9 hundred**and**26 thousand, 5 hundred**and**35?**and**'s, but Americans do not. I’m, however, not convinced since I have heard Americans say things like:*the year 2-thousand and 9.*Finally, the decimal numbers? Would you read the number

**0.8320671**as (*oh/naught) point eight three two oh/zero six seven one?*My English teacher says the digits after the decimal point are read separately, but once again I’m not completely convinced.
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raindoctorand"means a decimal. You NEVER use "and" unless denoting a decimal.How about

1,415,926,535?Properly it is read:

One billion, four hundred fifteen million, nine hundred twenty-six thousand, five hundred thirty-five.

2,684 ft =Two thousand, six hundred eighty-four2, 684.2 = Two thousand, six hundred, eighty-four, and two-tenths.

the "hundred" stuff is lazy and it is slang, however very commonly used. Most English speaking don't even realize this.

2400 = should be read as, Two thousand, four hundred.

But they will just say, "Twenty-four hundred" instead. There is nothing for thousands, millions, etc. because the "hundreds" is just slang anyway.

Adding in "and" is not proper, but most people use it because the proper way is hard and many forgot about it upon leaving school. Most Canadians/ Americans throw in "and" whenever they please. They just don't know how to count properly and there will be no rules or consitancy in what they are saying.

More practice:

1001.00 = One thousand, one.

1001.10 = One thousand one and one tenth .

1001.01 = One thousand one, and one hundreths.

1001.001 = One thousand, one, and one thousandths.

twenty-eight hundredthsand is the same as100

fifty-six hundredthsand is the same as100

Here is a web-site to help you - good luck

http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/02-decimals-reading-01.htm

anonymousTo the last poster, all I can say is that I'm a Canadian too, and there are so many statements I disagree with in your post that I don't even know where to start commenting.

So, I won't.

Instead, I'll focus on the original query.

How would you read out the following numbers?

2,684 ft?Would you say26 hundred and 84ortwo thousand six hundred and eighty four feet?How about any other four digit number?

I believe the four digit numbers with only the two first digits significant are read by first reading the first two digits followed by hundred e.g. 8,400 is read

84-hundred.Yes. But less informally, say eight thousand, four hundred.lBut how do you read four digit numbers with three or four significant digits e.g. 5,280 or 7,435?Two thousand, six hundred and eighty-four feet.

Five thousand,two hundred and eighty.

Seven thousand, four hundred and thirty-five.

How about

1,415,926,535?Would you read it as1 billion, 4 hundredYes, I'd say it this way. My English teacher (he’s English) taught that the British pronounce theseand15 million, 9 hundredand26 thousand, 5 hundredand35?and's, but Americans do not. I’m, however, not convinced since I have heard Americans say things like:the year 2-thousand and 9.Note that, in practice, such large numbers are not commonly read aloud.

If they are, we often simply say each individual digit separately, as we would if we were telling someone our phone number.

Finally, the decimal numbers? Would you read the number

0.8320671as (oh/naught) point eight three two oh/zero six seven one?My English teacher says the digits after the decimal point are read separately, but once again I’m not completely convinced. I agree with him.zero point eight three . . .We often just say

point eight three . .'Naught' is uncommon in Canada.

In certain contexts, 'oh' is often said instead of zero.

Best wishes, Clive

CliveThis is how it is taught in our school system.

Please click on the link that I posted - it states clearly about using "and" as a decimal.

charlene.bosiakhttp://www.mathsisfun.com/decimals.html

charlene.bosiakhttp://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/index.php

charlene.bosiakNice to meet you.

Ratherthan argue qualifications, let me just note that many people on this site have degrees, and that some have advanced degrees. But I think it's better for us all to offer our opinions and arguments, and to let them stand on their merits.

I looked at the last site you mentioned. It seems oriented to small children, and to be trying to help them to understand decimal numbers by relating them to fractions.

Let's focus on decimals. Consider a number written as 3.597632

I'd say this aloud as three point five nine seven six three two.

How would you say this aloud, to another adult?

Best wishes, Clive

CliveI won't comment on your other comments as they are derogatory, and I think you are embarracing yourself enough at this moment by trying to make fun of me.

charlene.bosiak