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Rounded Large Numbers

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.586
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Rounded large numbers, such as those starting with million, should be expressed with numerals and words.The disease affects 5 million to 6 million people. [Note that the word million is repeated to avoid ... More
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Spelling Out Numbers

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.266
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Use words to express numbers that occur at the beginning of a sentence, title, subtitle, or heading; for common fractions; for accepted usage and numbers used as pronouns; for ordinals first through ninth; ... More
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Use of Digit Spans and Hyphens

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.268
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Digits should not be omitted when indicating a span of years or page numbers in the text. Hyphens may be used in text when a year span is used as the identifying characteristic of a study (eg, the 1982-1984 ... More
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Use of Numerals

Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.265
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In scientific writing, numerals are used to express numbers in most circumstances. Exceptions are the following: ▪ Numbers that begin a sentence, title, subtitle, or heading▪ Common fractions▪ Accepted ... More

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