Read decimals by expressing the number before the point, followed by the word 'point' and each individual number.
8.31 - eight point three one
5.92 - five point nine two
Read percentages by expressing the percentage followed by the word 'percent'.
89% - eighty nine percent
82% - eighty two percent
Read the top fraction followed by the number + 's'
13/19 - thirteen nineteenths
8/10 - eight tenths
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 %.
Stereotyping and xenophobia increased in rural communities throughout the twentieth century.
The idea of good stewardship is on the rise.
The complexity of the financial problems decreased as the membership fees were successfully collected.
The agencies that were able to meet their goals have declined since the economic crisis began.
Increase / Decrease
The demographic we were targeting dramatically decreased its spending last month.
Our methodology dramatically improved.