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One and a half

At the butcher's, you can buy one and a half ounces of liver sausage. You write it as the mixed fraction

and that is confusing. It is an addition, but there is no plus sign.



Two and a half is written as

and actually means

It is one of the reasons why many people have problems with fractions. Because look at the multiplication

and that is all caused by a small dot.


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