Can I say "Hvad er det totale nummer/tall"?
I would like to know the same thing...
Tall = cardinal number
Nummer = ordinal number
Siffer = digit
And also, "antal" = "amount". As in "the number of apples".
I said "Hvad er det totale tal", is it not acceptable?
what is the distinction between number, tal and antal? please! :)
... and the difference between det totale and summen?
Why not summen?
Sum means the same as in English. Antal means "number of things".
If you wrote "hvad er den totale sum" or just "hvad er summen" it would have almost the same meaning. One could argue whether those should be accepted, but I lean to no.
So why isn't "Hvad er det totale nummer?" not appropriate?