Re: How to get result in shape of fraction in Mathematica 4.2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91618] Re: How to get result in shape of fraction in Mathematica 4.2*From*: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>*Date*: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 04:12:03 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <g95k9b$54b$1@smc.vnet.net>

b wrote: > When I calculate something I would like to get result in shape of fraction; > Like 1/2 not 0.5. > > How?? > > Thanks > > > Well, if you start with an expression involving decimal numbers, Mathematica assumes the result is only approximate, so you get an answer in the same form. If you evaluate something like 7/14, you will get a fractional result. What exactly are you trying to calculate? It is possible to turn a decimal number into a fraction, but this may be misleading. David Bailey http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk