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26,166 hits 3.0 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by amaqdrinker

do you prefer fractions or decimals?


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5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 12/11/15 - 11:38:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
i like fractions the best.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/12/15 - 1:10:47 AM EST (GMT-5)
I kind of like transcendental numbers - - they can't be expressed exactly by a fraction, especially by a decimal fraction.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 12/12/15 - 8:08:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
I prefer decimals 9/10 of the time...
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/14/15 - 12:43:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fractions are our friends.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/14/15 - 7:03:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mostly decimals.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/21/15 - 10:00:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see how you can "prefer" fractions or decimals.

Do you mean which one you would rather see put into a problem on a math test? In that case, decimals.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/21/15 - 11:50:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Decimals. Fractions are more accurate, but also uglier.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/22/15 - 12:11:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/21/15 - 11:50:09 PM DoYouWash wrote:
Decimals. Fractions are more accurate, but also uglier.


How are fractions more accurate? Is 0.5 any different than 1/2?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/22/15 - 12:13:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fractions are cleaner. Decimals are like, what?
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/22/15 - 5:28:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 12/12/15 - 1:10:47 AM aldod wrote:
I kind of like transcendental numbers - - they can't be expressed exactly by a fraction, especially by a decimal fraction.


But they can be expressed as limits of sequences of fractions. So there's that, at least.
5 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 12/22/15 - 5:43:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
With regard to the actual question, I'd go with fractions.

Reduced fractions with positive denominator are guaranteed unique. That's not the case with decimals in the classical formulation, unless you add one particular rule.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/28/15 - 8:38:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/21/15 - 11:50:09 PM DoYouWash wrote:
Decimals. Fractions are more accurate, but also uglier.

How are fractions uglier?! They are MUCH easier to work with during college exams w/o a calculator versus decimals. Simple, really.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/29/15 - 12:33:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Fractions are less accurate, uglier and more difficult to work with.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/29/15 - 1:48:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/29/15 - 12:33:58 AM Mat wrote:
Fractions are less accurate, uglier and more difficult to work with.

Actually, fractions are more accurate, inasmuch as decimals are fractions, but limited to those whose denominator is an integral power of 10.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/29/15 - 7:46:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/29/15 - 12:33:58 AM Mat wrote:
Fractions are less accurate, uglier and more difficult to work with.
On Tuesday 12/29/15 - 1:48:39 AM aldod wrote:
Actually, fractions are more accurate, inasmuch as decimals are fractions, but limited to those whose denominator is an integral power of 10.


1/8 = .125
3/8 = .325
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 12/29/15 - 10:56:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
WHAT. NOW. HEY. JUST A MINUTE.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/30/15 - 12:13:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/29/15 - 7:46:23 PM bookworm0812 wrote:
1/8 = .125 3/8 = .325


What I think he was getting at:

1/8 = 125/10^3 = 0.125

3/8 = 325/10^3 = 0.325

Notice that 10 and 8 are not coprime, either.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/30/15 - 12:54:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Decimals, they make much more sense to me.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/30/15 - 6:49:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 12/29/15 - 7:46:23 PM bookworm0812 wrote:
1/8 = .125 3/8 = .325
On Wednesday 12/30/15 - 12:13:25 PM Malletman wrote:
What I think he was getting at: 1/8 = 125/10^3 = 0.125 3/8 = 325/10^3 = 0.325 Notice that 10 and 8 are not coprime, either.


I'm a SHE!
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/30/15 - 7:05:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/21/15 - 11:50:09 PM DoYouWash wrote:
Decimals. Fractions are more accurate, but also uglier.
On Monday 12/28/15 - 8:38:56 AM JessaJ223 wrote:
How are fractions uglier?! They are MUCH easier to work with during college exams w/o a calculator versus decimals. Simple, really.


Uh... I SAID they were cleaner. I just don't like the way they look.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/30/15 - 7:47:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
3/8 is equal to 375 thousandths, not 325 thousandths.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/31/15 - 8:25:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 12/30/15 - 7:47:09 PM amaqdrinker wrote:
3/8 is equal to 375 thousandths, not 325 thousandths.


Typographical error.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 1/1/16 - 2:11:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 12/30/15 - 6:49:10 PM bookworm0812 wrote:
I'm a SHE!


I'm talking about aldod, who it seemed you were responding to.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 1/1/16 - 2:13:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Bookworm, girls don't know math according to these f*cking assh*les.
5 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 1/1/16 - 2:21:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/1/16 - 2:13:15 AM DoYouWash wrote:
Bookworm, girls don't know math according to these f*cking assh*les.


Most of my professors have been women, dullard.

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