I've watched many videos with different accents about how to read prices but I got confused about the usage of the word "and".
When is it a must? When is it optional? When is it omitted? I would like the answer to be according to the American accent.
Here are some numbers that I would like to read:
$4.85 Is it four dollars AND eighty five cents?
$67.98 Is it sixty seven dollars AND ninety eight cents?
Here's another type of "and":
$123.50 is it one hundred AND twenty three dollars AND fifty cents?
$1123.50 Is this one thousand one hundred AND twenty three dollars AND fifty cents?
Now, how do you pronounce this? $345,489.12
According to comments, I'd like to add the situation. Soon, I'll be a customer service representative (Through phone) for a well-known fast food company. When people ask me about the price, I'll try to say the short version but I know that short versions may lead to confusion (e.g. the funny story in the comments). I would like to learn the full version (especially the word "and") to be able to handle customers that get confused.
Thank you so much,