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Division by three (Posted on 2002-04-24) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What do you get as the result, and the remainder, if you divide eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven by three?

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re(8): the solution posted is WRONG!!!! | Comment 13 of 19 |
(In reply to re(7): the solution posted is WRONG!!!! by Charlie)

In fact, I just looked up a table of numeration in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, tenth edition, page 798, and, after "one hundred", comes "one hundred and one or one hundred one" (their italics). Such locutions would be impossibly ambiguous if "one hundred and one" could mean 100.1. The same appears under "number" on page 1549 of Webster's Third International dictionary.

The locution does not even seem to be given any colloquial or other pejorative notation. And nowhere is there evidence of a meaning of "decimal point" for the word "and".
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-06-05 16:27:38

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