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The history of number in percent locutions

It seems that Ten percent of the pie is eaten is now universally? considered correct. Was there a time in the history of modern English when this was not so? That is, when are would have been ...
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Relative frequencies of words of a certain length?

I struggled to find this online, so I have turned to the English stack exchange... Is there a list of relative frequencies of words of a certain length? For example, how much more common is a word ...
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writing decimal numbers as ordinal?

How to write 0.1 (ordinal) percentile? E.g. for 1 it would be "first percentile". Would it be "0.1st percentile"?