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100, 000 or 100 000 2005-11-21
Jacqui pose la question :
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
Diane Hanson and Harley Weston lui répond.
Inserting a comma ever three digits 2003-07-25
Linda pose la question :
when writing a large number, why do we insert a comma every three numbers instead of every two or four numbers?
Penny Nom lui répond.
Commas in numbers 2001-09-06
Mike pose la question :
When did the Ontario Education system drop the use of commas in large numbers and replace with a space? Why?
Walter Whiteley lui répond.
Why the change from commas between every 3rd digit, to spaces instead? 2001-01-03
Clarende Duby pose la question :
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?
Harley Weston lui répond.
Comma as decimal separator 1999-12-18
Franck Menuge pose la question :
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?
Patrick Maidorn and Penny Nom lui répond.
 
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