Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
AP style, BitTorrent, Business writing, CIO, numbers, numerals, percentages, Quiz, traffic
|Which is correct?
BitTorrent accounts for as much as ______ of all Internet traffic.
a. 35 percent
b. thirty-five percent
Explanation: The rule is to use a figure for percentages. The only exception is the rare case where someone says “zero percent.” The rule for percentages is slightly different from the rule for most numbers. (In general, single-digit numbers are spelled out and larger numbers expressed as numerals.) (Source: AP Stylebook)