RE: Write out numbers -- or not?

Subject: RE: Write out numbers -- or not?
From: <jan -dot- arnopolin -at- thomson -dot- com>
To: <bjohnston -at- humantech -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 11:23:44 -0500

Brigette Johnston wrote:
"Currently, three operators work at this job every day; each operator
works an 8-hour shift, and may also work overtime. Operators handle
approximately three 50-lb bags of acid per batch. The cycle time is
approximately 20 minutes per batch, and the production standard for this
operation is 6 to 7 batches per shift."

I'd leave it exactly as it is. It's perfectly clear now, why mess with
spelling out or not spelling out numbers when it works the way it is?
As Mary Arrotti wrote, go for clarity.


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