I have a sentence in my manuscript with the following structure: "As to the technologies...., 10 participants identified ...., and 5 participants identified ....."
According to APA:
Use numerals to express numbers 10 and above, and use words to express numbers below 10 (see sections 4.31–4.32, pp. 111–112).
Based on the APA, I guess I have to say "five participants" is that right? But then this creates inconsistency in the sentence (10 vs five). I wonder what is the common practice here.