Here is an example to consider:
A $3.1415$ approximation for $\pi$ was known on 314 BC?
A 3.1415 approximation for $\pi$ was known on 314 BC?
And here is another:
We run 32 experiments, the average result was always 42\%
I’ve started always using
This has the advantage that the numbers are internally processed so you can globally adapt the style of those numbers using the
Furthermore, you can effortlessly control how exponential numbers are displayed and you can easily fit the numbers with units, too:
However, I don’t use this for all numbers: page numbers, for example, are never math (“see pages 12–32”). Likewise for years, or more generally dates (“1st of January …”), chapter numbers and so on. Basically anything that looks slightly ordinal.