# 78.005 ? this is not the correct way to write this figure in English

D. A.A1Kwiziq community member

# 78.005 ? this is not the correct way to write this figure in English

78.005  this is not how this amount would be written in English.... it would be 78,005
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This has been discussed and answered below. It is the purpose of the lesson to indicate the difference in the general use of the mathematical separators between French and English systems. Cécile and Laura have answered this specific example, and there are more explanations below.

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The number written 78,005 in French is written 78.005 in English - it is 78 decimal 005

The number written 78,005 in English is written 78 005 in French. It is 78 thousand and 5.

As you can see in the attached link, it is not just French versus English, and it is also a bit more complicated (as the lesson also addresses).

https://www.languageediting.com/format-numbers-eu-vs-us/

Jean K.C1Kwiziq community member
In English 78 thousand and five is written using a comma - 78,005 If you’re talking a decimal number as in 78 point zero zero five then in English we use a full stop - 78.005 Your question in the quiz was unclear if this was what was intended.
Andrew W.B1Kwiziq community member

Yes !!  kwiziq are causing confusion by not distinguishing between numbers, sums of currency and decimals.  They are calling everything numbers.

Marjory M.A2Kwiziq community member

I am English living in France.

I agree with all the above - Deleted, Andrew, and Jean. I have stopped answering this group of questions because I so rarely agree with the given answer. The questions are not clearly written to say whether or not it is relating to currency. In UK we do not use decimal points to denote thousands. Marjory

Marjory M.A2Kwiziq community member

Hello again Deleted.  Yes I agree again with what you say. These answers are not correct.

I think the problem arises because American English is being used and American English is not the same as British English especially where these numbers are concerned hence the confusion. Full stops are not used to denote thousands in British English. Commas are used.

Marjory