Read decimals by expressing the number before the point, followed by the word 'point' and each individual number.
5.23 - five point two three
6.87 - six point eight seven
Read percentages by expressing the percentage followed by the word 'percent'.
85% - eighty five percent
48% - forty eight percent
Read the top fraction followed by the number + 's'
13/19 - thirteen nineteenths
11/18 - eleven eighteenths
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 need for microprocessors has increased over the last three decades.
The use of meta tags has risen steadily in the last two years.
The price of a flat screen monitor went down last year.
Incidents of infection from trojan horse viruses declined last quarter.
Increase / Decrease
Use of our tool bar rose dramatically last month.
The price of toner cartridges rose sharply last quarter.