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

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  • 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


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