# re: Using 'And' In Numbers?page 3

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I know that using the word "and" in numbers is wrong (one hundred and ten) but I can't find a site that explains this. Especially since and is removed from web search parameters.

Anyone know of a site that explains this?
Mister MicawberHmm-- well, it looks to me now as if it is very individual, Kooyeen. Some do and some don't.
Right you are, Mr M. However, I think in British English the 'and' is left out very rarely indeed. I think Brits use it almost invariably.

CB
Of course, this post died in 2007, but I would really appreciate an answer to the "and" debate!!
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Hi,

There is no definite and simple answer.

Clive
Going through this entire discussion with respect to my 8 year old daughter and the school system.

My thought and habit is where "and" is used where the decimal is at.

7,136 - would simply be "seven thousand one hundred thirty six"

7,100.36 - would be "seven thousand one hundred and thirty six"

Maybe for me it just has to do with writing checks.
7,100.36 - would be "seven thousand one hundred and thirty six"
7,136

Clive
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I agree. Both 'seven thousand one hundred thirty six' or 'seven thousand one hundred and thirty six' mean 7,136. To say 7100.36, I would say seven thousand one hundred point three six (or point thirty six). I'm British so it may be said a bit differently in the US.

Karen
Anonymous7,136 - would simply be "seven thousand one hundred thirty six"7,100.36 - would be "seven thousand one hundred and thirty six"Maybe for me it just has to do with writing checks.
If you are referring to money, \$7136 reads as seven thousand, one hundred (and) thirty-six dollars, while \$7100.36 is seven thousand, one hundred dollars and thirty-six cents, or seventy-one hundred dollars and thirty-six cents.
If it is a number that does not represent money, complete with dollars and cents, or pounds and pence, it will be as pronunciationkaren indicated, except that in the US seventy-one hundred point three six would be equally well understood. Brits don't usually use the seventy-one hundred form.
You say it's wrong, that is what you have learned. In English it is more natural to split up the hundreds from the tenths. For example, one hundred (hundreds)and fifty five (tenths and units). We do not split up the tenths and units as Americans do not split them up in decimalisation. £1.55 would be "one pound and fifty five pence" formally
Or "one fifty five" for short. In general numbers, instead of saying pound or whatever numerical option was being discussed, we would put an and where Americans put an invisible comma. In weight, we say formally, 10 stone and 10 pounds or 10.10 for short. Can't be bothered thinking of more examples, but I'm sure I'll soon be contradicted!
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I was taught in high school that reading a number using "and" implied a decimal.
so one hundred and ten would be 100.10
one hundred ten would be 110

which (in response to the bank checks statement) is why checks are supposed to be written
one hundred ten dollars and 50/100 to mean \$110.50