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Mar 2 2009   5:43PM GMT

Expressing numbers and percentages

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
____________ of CCTV cameras in the U.K. are in public locations.
a. Ninety to 95 percent
b. Ninety to ninety-five percent

Answer: a
A figure that begins a sentence is always spelled out; elsewhere, numbers over ten are expressed as numerals. This rule still holds for ranges and percentages. (Source: AP Stylebook)

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