BRL: Braille through Remote Learning
Specialized Codes Course
Numerals and Indicator
Signs of Operation
Signs of Comparison
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Intro Braille course
Use of the Decimal Point: Although the symbols for the American and Continental decimal points differ in print, the difference is not shown in braille. A transcriber's note should be included at the beginning of the braille text to inform the reader of the Continental usage in the ink-print edition.
In a numeral, no space should be left between the decimal point and the digits to which in applies.
The Decimal Point and the Numeric Indicator:
- Is 1.306 less than 1.31?
- 3.05 x 3.7 = 11.285
(the continental decimal point is shown in print)
- The numeric indicator must be used before the decimal point preceding a numeral when the decimal point follows a space or begins a braille line. The numeric indicator must also be used before a decimal point which follows any punctuation mark other than a hyphen connecting two mathematical expressions.
- .6 is the square root of .36.
- .7 > .1
- 5 x .03 = .15
- .50 + .17 + 1.50 = 2.17
- ".8 is a decimal fraction."
- List the numerals from .01-.25.
- The numeric indicator must be placed between the minus sign and a decimal point preceding a numeral when the minus sign begins a braille line, or follows a space or punctuation mark.
- -.32 + .98= +.66
- Add -.75 and -.18
- .69 - .73 = -.04
- The tolerance is ±.005, not -.005.
- Is "-.55" the correct answer?