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timo86m

  • 2 years ago

question in drawing about inputting fractions into a calculator

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  1. timo86m
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    |dw:1346824452310:dw|

  2. timo86m
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    that would be -6.5 right?

  3. timo86m
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    so would it be -6-(1/2)?

  4. campbell_st
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    it sees the negative associated with the 6 as an operator... same as when you input -3^2 you will get -9 as an answer

  5. campbell_st
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    if you calculator has a fraction key... its easy ti input.

  6. timo86m
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    i guess my question is regarding to shortcuts. |dw:1346824704254:dw| 6 and a half. what we actually mean without the shortcuts is |dw:1346824730663:dw| But if we have |dw:1346824746385:dw| Do we mean -6 and a half as the shortcut? But |dw:1346824783677:dw|

  7. timo86m
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    when you have a negative it is ambiguous. I always just assume the whole number part is negative and so is the fraction part negative.

  8. campbell_st
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    works for me... my calcuator allow me to input mixed numbers as factions...

  9. timo86m
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    |dw:1346825072217:dw|

  10. robtobey
    • 2 years ago
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    \[-6 \frac{1}{2}=-\left(6+\frac{1}{2}\right)=-\left(\frac{13}{2}\right)=-(6.5)=-6.5 \]

  11. timo86m
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    http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/5049051be4b063f50cff308d see what i mean?

  12. timo86m
    • 2 years ago
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    that works too :)

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