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# What is the difference between 2 and two?

Updated: 9/11/2023

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17y ago

They are both stating the same thing, and often can be used interchangeably. The difference is purely in the application, or use. If you are doing math calculations, you want a 'numerical' statement as in 2, in writing, often the alphabetical 'two' is better.

You can use 'two' in mathematics, but '2' is a shorthand method. Can you imagine trying to add

two Hundred twenty two + seventy two

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