abbreviation and hyphen Home › Forums › Nemeth Code for Math and Science › abbreviation and hyphen This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 11 years, 10 months ago by Lindy Walton. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts January 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm #10989 Chris ClemensKeymaster 65. a 4.6 m-by-2.5 m rectangle Do I space after the first m and before the hyphen. I don't think the hyphen can be considered as "applying to" the abbreviation. TIA January 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm #21240 Lindy WaltonModerator Hello. I don't like the looks of this! If it is a worksheet, I might consider ignoring the hyphens. Otherwise, yes, you are correct that you should space after the first m and before the hyphen. Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.