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In general, columns of numbers which are being examined as numbers should be decimal-point aligned (or right-aligned if the only decimal point is "implied"). Quantities which involve more than one radix point (e.g. currency amount in Britain prior to decimalization) should align each radix point, and right-align the columns between them; e.g. an itemized ...


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When using right aligned numbers you must note that decimal separators are aligned only if there are equal amount digits after decimal separator: 12 345,90 132 987,9376 Aligning such numbers left would probably be even worse, so in cases where number of digits after decimal separator are not equal numbers should probably be aligned by decimal ...


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In our system, numbers in our common calculators are shown in powers of ten. Let’s take a number ‘8634’. 8634 = 8x1000+ 6 x100 + 3 x10 + 4 x1 So starting from right to left, we have 0 power 10 then 1 power 10 then 2 powers 10 and so on. To keep it simple, this tradition makes readability easy from right to left.


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Digits are right aligned for similar reasons as you would right align them in a spreadsheet or a table. i.e. when you see multiple numbers (and they all have a fixed set of decimal places), then it's easier to compare the numbers with each other because the digits corresponding to each place value are in the same physical position, thus making it easier to ...


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Screen digits are right aligned to maintain positional consistency between what a number represents (in base 10 that would be units, tens, hundreds, etc.). E.g. If I were to have 764 and then multiply it by 24, the answer would be 18336. By aligning to the right I've consistently seen the same unit representation in the same position, and when I've had new ...


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I don't have any data about this question, neverthless here my thought: Readability is much better for right aligned numbers. Why? Consistency. The Decimal points always stays at the same location, decimal separators too. So it is much easier for a user to identify how big a number is. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq ...


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To the best of my knowledge, it's only currency that is conventionally displayed within parentheses in US English. All other quantities, however financially significant, are displayed with a leading minus. There may be some locales where a different distinction is drawn, but for the most part I would expect either one or two formatting styles, based on ...



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