How to say the total amount?
Which is the correct way to spell out dollars and cents?
Forty-Two Thousand Dollars and 00/100 ($42,000.00)
Forty-Two Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($42,000.00)
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If you're writing the amount on a check, where the word "dollars" is preprinted at the end of the line, the convention is to write "Forty-two thousand and 00/100", which is then followed by the pre-printed "dollars".
If you're writing in most other contexts, the convention is to write "forty-two thousand dollars and fifty-seven cents". If there are no cents, you simply leave that off, as in "forty-two thousand dollars".
I would write forty-two thousand dollars even. (42,000.00)
00/100 cents is a very awkward formulation, doesn't provide more information, and takes up space.
Others can let me know if using even to clarify that no cents is involved is a regional/American thing.
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