Lesson goal: Pronounce numbers

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In a previous lesson,you learned how to make the computer speak.

It turns out, if you put a properly formatted number into your say string, the computer will pronounce it properly. By "properly formatted," we mean put commas in after every 3 digits. As an example, put in 1,375 (instead of 1375).

As always, this is done using say, and it'll work with numbers like this:

say("put a number here")
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Now you try. Use the say to pronounce numbers. Try 1,500, 1,443,555,332, or 3,979,422,455,332,998.

Type your code here:


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  1. Use [Control]-[C] (Windows) or [⌘]-[C] (MacOS) to copy your code.

  2. Paste it using [Control]-[V] (Windows) or [⌘]-[V] (MacOS) into this page

  3. Then click the "Use on iPhone" button that you'll see.