#### BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

##### Specialized Codes Course

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• Numerals and Indicator
• Punctuation
• Signs of Operation
• Signs of Comparison
• Decimal Point
• Monetary
• Signs of Omission
• Plurals
• Ordinals
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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 ink-print edition.

In a numeral, no space should be left between the decimal point and the digits to which in applies.

1. Is 1.306 less than 1.31? 2. 3.05 x 3.7 = 11.285 3. 3,14 (the continental decimal point is shown in print)

The Decimal Point and the Numeric Indicator:
1. 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.

1. .6 is the square root of .36. 2. .7 > .1 3. 5 x .03 = .15 4. .50 + .17 + 1.50 = 2.17 5. ".8 is a decimal fraction." 6. .01-to-.25 7. List the numerals from .01-.25. 2. 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.

1. -.32 + .98= +.66  3. .69 - .73 = -.04 4. The tolerance is ±.005, not -.005. 5. Is "-.55" the correct answer? Developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
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