How 7,534 is the same as 7.534

Turns out , half of the world uses ‘,’  (comma) for decimals and the other half uses ‘.’  the decimal point.

This is quite interesting when you see a price for 3,600 or a price for 3.600.

And to add a little bit more to this, Arab countries use an “upper comma” called Momaynez. 

Check out the map.

Decimal point use around the world. Wikkicommons

As time passes by countries are adopting the point because of  “international notation”, and well calculators and computer keyboards follow this notation. Conveniently though, computer applications let you choose, it begins to be convenient to use the international notation.


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