Decimals are just another method of writing some
fractional numbers (only those fractions that have denominators
10, 100, 1000, 10 000, ...). Decimal fractions are written
without a numerator and denominator.
The fraction 37/100 could be written as the
decimal 0.37. The period or decimal point indicates that this
is a decimal.
The decimal 0.37 should be pronounced as
THIRTY-SEVEN HUNDREDTHS, not as zero point three seven or
zero point thirty-seven.
decimal 5.209 is like a mixed numeral and so should follow the
same naming rule. The decimal 5.209 should be pronounced as
FIVE AND TWO HUNDRED NINE THOUSANDTHS. “And” is only used
between the whole number part of the mixed numeral and the
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