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  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hi Forum,

    Can I say that number 13 has a ten and a three? Thanks.
    Yes, if you are talking about 13 as a concept.
    You could also say that number 13 has a one and a three if you are talking about the visual representation of that concept.

    If I am talking to WMPG (aged 8) about her homework we talk about 13 being a ten and a three - 13 is made up of one ten and three units, 10 + 3.

    If I am buying numerals to put on my front door and I live in number thirteen, I need to buy a one and a three.
     
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