Read This ----≫ 1/125?

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Hi,
how is 1/125 read? I think...

1/250 - should be "one two-hundred-fiftieth"
1/125 - so this should be "one one-hundred-twenty-fifth"

But I'm not completely sure of that "one one"... Thank you
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Yes, but you have big pause between them.

One... one-hundred-twenty-fifths. (I always say it with the denominator in the plural, even there is only one. Not sure if that's a quirk or if others do it that way too.)

Sometimes you even say something like "That's one over one-twenty-five" for clarity.
Grammar GeekOne... one-hundred-twenty-fifths. (I always say it with the denominator in the plural, even there is only one. Not sure if that's a quirk or if others do it that way too.)
Hi Barb!

What about "one...hundred twenty fifths"? Taking out the other "one", it wouldn't change the meaning, would it? (would it?, is it would it?)

Thanks in advance!:D
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Grammar GeekOne... one-hundred-twenty-fifths. (I always say it with the denominator in the plural, even there is only one. Not sure if that's a quirk or if others do it that way too.)
Thanks.

I think it's not "fifths". For example it's "one fifth" and not "one fifths", but since you are a writer and not a mathematician, you have a good reason to be excused.
Yes, I was thinking of "one hundred-twenty-fifth", without the other "one". That is my problem, because you say:

1/100 - one hundredth, not "one one-hundredth"
so...
1/125 - is this "one one-hundred-twenty-fifth" or just "one hundred-twenty-fifth"?
3/125 - is this "three one-hundred-twenty-fifths" or just "three hundred-twenty-fifths"?

I'm trying to find something on the net, but it's difficult, fractions are always written in figures.
No, don't leave out that other "one." 120/5 - or 120 fifths of liquor - would sound that way.

(Unless you leave a HUGE pause. Three hundred-twenty-fifths. And even then, it's leaving room for ambiguity.)

Yes, Kooyeen, I know there is only one in 1/125, which is why I said it was a quirk and not the correct way, but thanks for the math lecture just the same.
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No, don't leave out that other "one." 120/5 - or 120 fifths of liquor - would sound that way.

Or 100/25.
Oh yes... well, you can see my mind was wrapped around Jack Daniels...
I wouldn't confuse "one hundred-twenty-fifth" with "one-hundred twenty-fifths" (100/25) or "one-hundred-twenty fifths" (120/5), because of the final "s". And you can distinguish between the last two, the stress and intonation is diffrent.

But anyway it seems I should read 1/100 as "one hundredth" and 2/100 as "two hundredths" instead of "one one-hundredth" and "two one-hundredth", but 1/125 as "one one-hundredth-twenty-fifth"... Isn't it weird?

Thank you for your help, and if anyone else feel like commenting, I'll appreciate their opinions.
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