Date: 07/31/2002 at 15:24:57 From: Christina Mata Subject: Check writing I am having trouble writing out a basic check. I need to know how you write out the cents part and what is the correct way to do it. I did not find this in the archives and need to know the proper way. It is for standard personal checks from my bank. Thank you. CM
Date: 07/31/2002 at 15:43:35 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Check writing Hi, Christina. People do this in several slightly different ways, but probably the most common way is like this (for $345.75): Three hundred forty-five and 75/100 ---------------- dollars That is, you write out the dollars in words, then write "and" followed by the number of cents (usually in digits), followed by "/100" (making this a number of hundredths of a dollar) and a line through the rest of the space to ensure that it won't be filled in by someone else. You might enjoy these sites, which explain in more detail: Checkbook Basics - aboutchecking.com http://www.aboutchecking.com/yourcheckingacct/yca_train.asp Banking - MichiganTech http://www.mtu.edu/cie/is/banking.html Check Writing Tutorial - Mazuma Credit Union http://www.mazuma.org/checks1.shtml I found them by going to Google.com and entering the phrase (in quotes) "how to write a check" . Lots of other banks want to teach you this skill, too! If you have any further questions, feel free to write back. - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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