How to express decimal numbers (e.g. 0.8, 9.876...)?

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PhúcKwiziq community member

How to express decimal numbers (e.g. 0.8, 9.876...)?

Is this correct?: zero point huit

Thank you

This question relates to:French lesson "Expressing fractions in French - general (French Numbers)"

Asked 1 year ago

ChrisKwiziq Q&A regular contributor

That cannot be right. Computers, excel files and all other mathematical notations require the decimal point to be a point, not a comma. Try putting a comma into a spreadhseet and see what happens.

Mark Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I have never tried a French spreadsheet but (the English) 9.8 in French is always 9 virgule 8... 9,8.

Maybe they work in English in their spreadsheets.. but I am pretty sure that Gallic pride dictates that the French version of Excel is demands the virgule.

PKwiziq community member

Chris - Excel (and other apps) use regional settings to understand number and date formats so if you're working on a computer set up as French Excel will deal with those number formats with no problems. Similarly between US and UK date settings.

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How to express decimal numbers (e.g. 0.8, 9.876...)?

Is this correct?: zero point huit

Thank you

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