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# How to display fractions at A level (AQA) watch

1. Im doing core 3 at the moment, and some questions are displayed like 1/2x, while others are displayed like x/2

It's not even special cases, the same type of question in one paper it's written one way while in another paper, its the other way around.

Would i lose the mark if its not in the way written in the mark scheme? Because they aren't ACF marks (any correct form)
Obviously this is when they don't ask for it in a certain form.
2. It doesn't matter how it's written as long as it's correct. However, you should avoid writing things like or (which can both be simplified into ).
3. (Original post by uxa595)
Im doing core 3 at the moment, and some questions are displayed like 1/2x, while others are displayed like x/2

It's not even special cases, the same type of question in one paper it's written one way while in another paper, its the other way around.

Would i lose the mark if its not in the way written in the mark scheme? Because they aren't ACF marks (any correct form)
Obviously this is when they don't ask for it in a certain form.
1/2x is not the same as x/2 - but if you write the same thing in a different form it should be okay. As long as you answer the question (so if it asked to write a fraction in its simplest form and you didn't do this - you wouldn't get the mark.)
4. (Original post by Chelle-belle)
1/2x is not the same as x/2 - but if you write the same thing in a different form it should be okay. As long as you answer the question (so if it asked to write a fraction in its simplest form and you didn't do this - you wouldn't get the mark.)
I think the OP meant v.s. , rather than .
5. (Original post by nuodai)
I think the OP meant v.s. , rather than .
So do I; OP be more careful!
6. yhh, i meant (1/2)x

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