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DECIMAL POINT 
Decimal Point 
American . 

Continental , 


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 inkprint edition.
In a numeral, no space should be left between the decimal point and the digits to which in applies.
 Is 1.306 less than 1.31?
 3.05 x 3.7 = 11.285
 3,14
(the continental decimal point is shown in print)
The Decimal Point and the Numeric Indicator:
 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."
 .01to.25
 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?

