Read decimals by expressing the number before the point, followed by the word 'point' and each individual number.
2.34 - two point three four
4.56 - four point five six
Read percentages by expressing the percentage followed by the word 'percent'.
56% - fifty six percent
98% - ninety eight percent
Read the top fraction followed by the number + 's'
3/4 - three fourths
8/9 - eight ninths
NOTE: 1/4 =>one quarter, 2/3 => two thirds, 1/2 one half
These expressions are used with numerical expressions:
Speed -- 100 mph
Weight -- 80 kg
Telephone number -- 0171 895 7056
Decimal -- .087
Date -- 12/04/65
Percentage -- 75%
Temperature -- 28° C
Height -- 1 m 89 cm
Price -- $60
Fraction -- 8/13
Score -- 2-1
Showing Growth or Decline
go up by X %.
The wholesaler increased his sales volume by two hundred fifty orders.
There was a rise in traffic at the sales register last holiday season.
Demand for bus tours declined for tour operators.
Fast-food consumption went down as education levels went up.
Increase / Decrease
The caterer was surprised when demand for crepes rose sharply last month.
The use of the vending machine increased sharply as overtime hours were imposed.