Writing for Business

Jun 3 2009   3:35PM GMT

Sums under a dollar

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
The Wall Street Journal wants to implement a micropayments system in which accessing a single article could cost as little as _____.
a. $0.02
b. 2 cents
c. two cents

Answer: b

Explanation: For sums under a dollar, use the numeral and the word cents. Money is always expressed as numerals, in contrast to the general rule of spelling out numbers under 10.

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