The indefinite article is generally not used with numbers, but sometimes it is. Here is an example:

The gymnast had one of the highest scores of the Olympics with a 7.600 on floor exercise.

Why is 'a' used there before the score?

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    Understand it as ...with a (score of) 7.600...
    – Davo
    Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 13:31

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I think that's because 7.600 isn't intended as an amount of something. If it had been "7.600 points" you shouldn't have used the article.

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