In a couple of academic articles I'm reading which are written in French, equations are numbered things like: "(2.1)" for "equation 1 from section 2", "(5.15)" for "equation 15 from section 5", etc. How would one pronounce these numbers? For instance in English, I would pronounce "(2.1)" as "two point one" and "(5.15)" as "five point 15".

# Pronouncing equation numbers

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# Pronouncing equation numbers

This question relates to:French lesson "Writing decimal numbers in French"

Asked 3 weeks ago

Hi Avi,

These numbers are pronounced the same as in English -

5.15= cinq point quinze

2.1 = deux point un

etc.

but **point** is pronounced without sounding the -t and no liaison is made after it.

Hope this helps!

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# Pronouncing equation numbers

In a couple of academic articles I'm reading which are written in French, equations are numbered things like: "(2.1)" for "equation 1 from section 2", "(5.15)" for "equation 15 from section 5", etc. How would one pronounce these numbers? For instance in English, I would pronounce "(2.1)" as "two point one" and "(5.15)" as "five point 15".

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