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# Numbersininterpretation

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Numbersininterpretation

Numerator 分子 denominator 分母 cardinal 基数

fraction 分数

Decimal 小数

1. Chinese adopts a four-digit system while English adopts a three-digit system

1300 13 hundred

2. Fractions with large denominators , "over" is usually used before denominator and after the numerator to express the fraction more clearly

1/13 one over thirteen

3. For decimals (1)the zero immediately before the decimal point can be omitted when spoken

0.14 zero point one four point one four

(2) numbers after the decimals are spoken separately 小数点

儿后面的数字要一个一个说

(3？小数点儿后面的零可读“o

4. Rates and Ratios

2:3 2 to 3 50kph 50 kilometers per hour

100mph 100 miles per hour

50kg/sqm 5o kilograms per square centimetre

80rpm 80 rounds per minutes

10kw 10 kilo watts

5. Percentage

(1) account for take up constitute make up

(2)percentages "几成" to mean percentages every is

equal to 10% 六成 is 60%

6. Trends

上升，rise increase climb jump skyrocket augment (be) up

下降，fall drop decline decrease precipitate (be) down

Of by to at

There is a rise of 6% The figure rise by 6% The sales of the company fell/dropped by 1% last year The inflation stood/stayed at 6%

7. (1) 大约 about/around/roughly/approximately/some/more or less/ or so

(2) 少于 fewer than/less than/under/below

(3) 将近 nearly/almost/toward

(4)多于 more than/over/ above

8. 倍数

1more....than=as much as

The output this year is twice as much as that of last year

The output this year is twice more than that of last year

(2) 表示“甲是乙的两倍”

Twice as....as twice the number/size/length/amount of To increase by 100% 以及 double 来表示

3？甲是乙的三倍

Thrice/three times as ....as thrice/three times the size of Increase by 200% 以及 triple

(4？四倍

Four times/fourfold quadruple/to increase by 300%

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