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100, 000 or 100 000 2005-11-21
From Jacqui:
I am a parent of a grade 6 student and need to confirm that commas are no longer used when writing numbers (the Canadian method). For example, how do you write one hundred thousand? 100, 000 or 100 000
Answered by Diane Hanson and Harley Weston.
Inserting a comma ever three digits 2003-07-25
From Linda:
when writing a large number, why do we insert a comma every three numbers instead of every two or four numbers?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Commas in numbers 2001-09-06
From Mike:
When did the Ontario Education system drop the use of commas in large numbers and replace with a space? Why?
Answered by Walter Whiteley.
Why the change from commas between every 3rd digit, to spaces instead? 2001-01-03
From Clarende Duby:
Why the change from commas between every 3rd digit, to spaces instead? For example: Three million three hundred thirty-three thousand three hundred thirty-three written like: 3 333 333 instead of 3,333,333? Does it have something to do with standardizing mathematical notation worldwide?
Answered by Harley Weston.
Comma as decimal separator 1999-12-18
From Franck Menuge:
Could somebody tell me the origin of the use of a 'comma' as a decimal separator and of a 'dot' for thousands in the French numeric system, ex.1.234,56 Is it only used in France or in other european coutries? Why is it different in the UK?
Answered by Patrick Maidorn and Penny Nom.
 
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