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# Decimals or Fractions? watch

1. Which do you prefer?
Me? Fractions by a long shot!
2. Fractions all the way.

None of those horrible mixed numbers though.
3. Fractions.
4. Fractions!

Fractions are exact, and easier to do everything with (divide, multiply etc).
5. I'm for fractions.
6. I prefer fractions
7. Posted from TSR Mobile

Obviously fractions, exact answers all the way!
8. (Original post by AlphaArgonian)
Which do you prefer?
Me? Fractions by a long shot!
I see them as meaning different things. Fractions are exact and work best in pure maths. If you fiddle with 1/6 - 1/7 in decimals you get into a mess.

Decimals should live in applied maths where they usually represent an approximation of a physical measurement.
9. (Original post by ian.slater)
I see them as meaning different things. Fractions are exact and work best in pure maths. If you fiddle with 1/6 - 1/7 in decimals you get into a mess.

Decimals should live in applied maths where they usually represent an approximation of a physical measurement.
True...very true

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