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### FRACTIONS

 State fractions in text in the simplest possible way, usually in words or decimals.  Do not combine a figure and a spelled-out number. Generally spell out half, third, quarter:             a half or one-half             two and a half Spell out simple fractions unless used in pairs or in dimensions, or fractions that are cumbersome:
 seven-eighths 4¾  or 3½ by 4½ feet 11½ 1/7000 (do not use th) of a pound a hundredth or one-hundredth thirty-nine millionths of an inch two-billionths
 Do not use commas in any part of a fraction with fewer than five digits. Connect numerator and denominator with a hyphen unless either already contains a hyphen:            one-tenth            one thirty-second            forty-five hundredths            twenty-one thirty-sixthsNote the difference:            three-hundred thousandths (300/1000) and            three hundred-thousandths (3/100,000). A fraction may be singular or plural depending on the intention of the writer.  Generally the object of the preposition of following the fraction governs the verb:            Two-thirds of Nepal's population lives in these heavily farmed valleys; two-thirds of them live here. Use figures for all numbers that contain decimals:            3.4 inches of rain            22.25 inches of snow            a 12.5-billion-dollar deficitIf the amount is less than one, the unit of measurement is singular:            .33 inch (not inches) a day.If the figure is a one-digit decimal, use a zero before the point:            0.3 inch a day