# Canadians- do we write 103 as one hundred three or...

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do we write out 103 as one hundred three or one hundred and three? I'm trying to figure out if we do it the way they present things in SM so that if I choose to have my dd do provincial testing she'll do it the correct way.

TIA

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I tend to use and for between dollars and cents on checks only. I'm not Canadian though.

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I'm not Canadian either, but I don't know why you wouldn't put the "and" in. That's how you say it.

Rosie

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I'm not canadian but my ds just covered this in TT and my dd just did in CLE math and both said "And" is used to represent a decimal point. So you would not use "and" when saying 103. Now if it was 100.3 you would say "One hundred and three tenths" so that the decimal would be clearly known.

HTH

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The only time I ever write numbers out is on cheques. I would write "one hundred three and 40/100" (for \$103.40). But I have no idea where this mental rule came from, or if it is even accurate or typical!

Janet

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Not Canadian either. Americans are supposed to say One hundred three. We're not supposed to put an "and" in but many do.

I use "and" for decimal points, as that's the way I was taught.

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Canadian here! The standards here are to NOT say the word "and"... so it would be "one hundred three". :001_smile: So there. If you don't like it... well... I know where you live! LOL!

But yes, our lovely R.D. provided me with the gr. 4 outcomes and it is there.

Edited by specialmama
typo... darn typo!
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I had a really old time math teacher in highschool that would correct us everytime we said 'and' in that situation. As previously mentioned, we aren't supposed to say 'and' but many, many people do.

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The only time I ever write numbers out is on cheques.

It's something I've never considered before, but I'm glad it was brought up--with my 5 yo asking about 3 digit numbers lately, it's good to know how I should be telling her, so we don't have to correct ourselves later.

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One would say one hundred three as well.

Dixie

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On cheques I put the "and", but otherwise I don't use it. I do occasionally say it, but ever since I started homeschooling I've been really careful not to because as others said, it supposed to be used to indicate a decimal.

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I don't know in Canada. I know in the US it would be one hundred three, but in the UK 103 was always one hundred and three, so may be that's why you are getting mixed signals?

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It's something I've never considered before, but I'm glad it was brought up--with my 5 yo asking about 3 digit numbers lately, it's good to know how I should be telling her, so we don't have to correct ourselves later.

You shouldn't say "and" when you say "one hundred three" either. If you say one hundred and three, you are really saying "one hundred and three tenths".

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"and" indicates a decimal point. I can't imagine it would be different in Canada, but I have been wrong a time or two :D

One hundred and three for 103 is the norm. I seem to remember that Singapore Maths 3rd edition follows this convention too.

Laura

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I knew it was wrong to teach my children an "and" in the middle (one hundred and three), but counting 3 digit numbers seemed so hard for them, that the "and" seemed to help them understand it better. I try to correct them now, but they refuse to accept it, and always insist on sticking an "and" in there. I suppose they'll survive... I'm glad it's accepted somewhere in the world! LOL.

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I knew that it was one way in British culture and another in other cultures. The hard thing is figuring out when Canadians follow British tradition and when they don't.;)

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And is supposed to be used to represent the decimal point. It is actually incorrect to say and if there is not a decimal point. At least in the US it is.

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I'm Canadian and no, we don't say One Hundred And three. Common error when saying numbers. And is used when there is a decimal as others have said: ie. One hundred three dollars AND fifty two cents.

hth

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do we write out 103 as one hundred three or one hundred and three? I'm trying to figure out if we do it the way they present things in SM so that if I choose to have my dd do provincial testing she'll do it the correct way.

TIA

I'm not from Canada; however, this is how we were taught how to write out a check.

One hundred three dollars and 00/100. The word "and" represents the decimal point.

Video on how to write a check http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Write-a-Check-65150371

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You shouldn't say "and" when you say "one hundred three" either. If you say one hundred and three, you are really saying "one hundred and three tenths".

You are right.

Since "and" represents the decimal place, it would look like this:

100.03 = One hundred and 03/100. The 3 would end up in the hundredths place.

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