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1. (Original post by steve2005)
The arithmetic is much easier if you deal with whole numbers.

What's wrong with improper fractions? If it's easier to calculate for most people (which I assume it will be) then I see no problem. Example:

or

I think I know which one most people would find easiest. It's easier just to find the LCD and end up with:
2. (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
What's wrong with improper fractions? It's perfectly reasonable to leave an answer as one.

Actually it's preferred that you leave them as improper fractions.
3. Thanks for the help, everyone. This was just one of those things that I missed and has come back to haunt me years later!
4. (Original post by lianne_s)
Actually it's preferred that you leave them as improper fractions.
Why?
5. i dunno, I think its better if the nuumber is either completly in one form on completly in another,

ie 3 or 1.5
2

if you get me!

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