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that1chick

  • 3 years ago

One of my answers for a parabola (I'm writing the equation in standard form) came out as a decimal.. Do I write it as a decimal, a fraction, or does it matter? Because I know some answers won't be accepted in decimal form and I can't remember if that applies to Quadratic equations..

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  1. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    that seems more like a formatting issue with your program and not really a set rule in mathematics

  2. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    2.5 = 3/2 = 2 1/2 = .... are all mathically the same

  3. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    lol, make that 5/2

  4. that1chick
    • 3 years ago
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    okay lol so it doesn't really matter which I go with because they all come out the same?

  5. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    correct, but if the program you are using specifies a format ... then it will only accept that one. When I have to use MathLab i mostly get wrong results for not formatting it to their specifications :/

  6. amistre64
    • 3 years ago
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    what was the problem that created the decimal?

  7. that1chick
    • 3 years ago
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    I created a parabola and was writing out the equation, and I got confused on which way I was supposed to write it lol

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