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

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

    Fractions are exact, and easier to do everything with (divide, multiply etc).
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    I'm \frac{head}{heels} for fractions.
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    I prefer fractions
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    Obviously fractions, exact answers all the way!
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    (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.
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    (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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