Questions relating to the use of numbers or numerals in speaking or writing English.

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Does primary, secondary, tertiary, […] continue forever?

What follows next in the sequence "unary, binary, ternary..."? gives a lengthy list up to 12 for the sequence "primary, secondary, tertiary, [...]". Does this naming continue forever? If so, ...
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Using hyphens in numbers (British English)

I heard that there is some recent rule which says that you shouldn't hyphenate numbers such as "twenty-two". Is this true?
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Should small numbers with a unit after them be spelt out or written in digits?

I heard it is better to write out numbers less than ten then to represent them using digits. Is this still true if there's a unit of measurement after the number? For example, in a research paper ...
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use of symbols ( % / ) along with number are count as one number?

recently i took a listening practice test, In which condition was "Use no more than two words OR/AND a Number".... the answer which i gave was 92.4%, but in book`s answer sheet answer was 92.4 percent ...