Re: RE: writing numbers???

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Our editors requested we use Chicago Manual of Style rules for everything. Their general rule (9.3) is:

In nontechnical contexts, the following are spelled out: whole numbers from one through one hundred, round numbers, and any number beginning a sentence. For other numbers, numerals are used. 

Of course, there are exceptions.

I bought a CMS and refer to it often. As James said, I expect that consistency is the most important thing.