Thousands separator

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Thousands separator

Post by DeKlod »

Tiny point this, but one that might be useful for some: would it be possible to use thousands separators in the questions. I'm sure I'm not alone in finding 'mod 10'000'007' more readable that the amalgamed '10000007' - ...
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Re: Thousands separator

Post by hk »

Using 1000 separators has the disadvantage of introducing additional characters that have to be deleted when copied.
In new problems we're currently using $1\,000\,000\,007$. (In tex these small spaces are generated by the sequence \,)
This reads well but can also be copied without additional characters or spaces being introduced.
Just try it out and copy paste it.
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