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sherifffatman
10048.  Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:17 pm Reply with quote

Please forgive me if this has been said before but in the interestring facts string it states that the Sudan is the only country with a decimal currency. I believe that China is decimal too...
China:
1 Yuan = 10 Jiao
1 Jiao = 10 Fen

 
laidbacklazyman
10049.  Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:33 pm Reply with quote

sherifffatman wrote:
Please forgive me if this has been said before but in the interestring facts string it states that the Sudan is the only country with a decimal currency. I believe that China is decimal too...
China:
1 Yuan = 10 Jiao
1 Jiao = 10 Fen


does that not mean 1 Fen = 100 Yuan? if so that would make it a centimal currency as per the majority of the civilised world.

 
sherifffatman
10050.  Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:12 pm Reply with quote

Fair point I just thought as each unit was made up of 10 units it would be decimal. Vietnam's currency is the dong and as far as I know there are no other units, so it would be unary?

 
laidbacklazyman
10051.  Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:34 pm Reply with quote

sounds feasable,if there is such a word, it would be the same as the Yen in Japan

 
kchalmers
10715.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:35 am Reply with quote

I would argue that any currency that is written with a decimal point can be described a decimal currency.

 
Jenny
10716.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 11:45 am Reply with quote

Welcome kchalmers :-)

I think you're probably right but I was waiting for somebody else to say that first because I am not terribly numerate and thought I might get scoffed at if I made that claim!

 
laidbacklazyman
11034.  Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:37 am Reply with quote

This is what people feel makes a decimal currency but if you look at the definition of "Decimal" in this particular usage it would show this not to be true.
Dictionary.com wrote:

Decimal
adj.
Expressed or expressible as a decimal.

Based on 10.
Numbered or ordered by groups of 10.

 

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