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Notations for fractions

There are many ways to describe a simple fraction

 


Explanation

This can also be written as

or as

There is not much difference in that yet. Only a crook will see how steep the fraction stroke is drawn. A bookkeeper prefers the notation

and that looks quite strange. In primary school you learned how a large division is computed

There are also special symbols, like

and the percent sign thus describes a fraction. In high school you learned to calculate with negative powers

 


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