The Number Rule
Here is a style rule that I call the "Number Rule":
 Numbers between one and nine should be spelled out. Numbers 10 or above should be written in Arabic numerals. (Arabic numerals = the way you write numbers in Math class).
Study the following examples:
Wrong  Correct 
I have 3 cats. 
I have three cats. 
There are twentyfive students in my class. 
There are 25 students in my class. 
My cousin is 5 years old. 
My cousin is five years old. 
The gunman killed ten people. 
The gunman killed 10 people. 
I ate 2 pieces of cake. 
I ate two pieces of cake. 
Exceptions
Like every rule, this rule has exceptions. For example, you may choose to break this rule when writing:
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Dates 

Scores 
The final score was 3–7. 
Instructions for the Quiz
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
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