|Effective: 12/1/1984|| |
|CAM 30202: Numbers|
To provide guidelines for the use of numbers within policies and procedures
Academic and Administrative Documents
Use arabic numerals to express numbers greater than nine. Spell out nine and smaller numbers. However, be consistent in spelling out numbers or using numerals. Normally, use numerals for a series of numbers.
Numbers greater than nine: 10 Nine and numbers less than nine: five Series of numbers: 3, 6, 9, 12
Ordinal numbers follow the general rules described above for cardinal numbers. The preferred form of the ordinals second and third is with d alone, not nd and rd.
Numbers greater than nine: 10th, 22d, 123d Nine and numbers less than nine: first, second, third
Do not repeat in parentheses a number that is spelled out.
three (not three )
Do not begin a sentence with a numeral.
Six thousand people work at the university. Forty-nine percent of the students are women.
Ordinarily, spell out a fraction. However, quantities consisting of both whole numbers and fractions should be expressed as numerals.
Fractions: two-thirds Whole numbers with fraction: 1 2/3
8 1/2-by-11-inch paper
Use numerals to express dates, hours, decimals, measures, and percentages.
Dates: 7/1/1993 Hours: 8:00 a.m. Decimals: 3.42 Measures: 3 miles
3 yards, 2 feet, and 4 inches
Percentages: 2 percent
|Note:||Always spell out the word percent, rather than using the symbol (%).|
Use numerals to express monetary values.
$.50 25.5 cents $7 $94.50 more than $10,000 less than $25,000 $25,000 or more $100,000 $1 million but zero dollars
Use numerals to express volume, section, page, and exhibit references.
CAM 104, p. 2 CAM 501A, p. 2
|Note:||Please be advised that the policies and procedures used as examples in the CAM manual are often out of date and no longer applicable. They were chosen as examples when the CAM manual was revised in 1992. To access the current policies and procedures manuals, please go to http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals.|