Unformatted text preview: are 12 6/7 or 90/7. Both represent an answer that is more accurate than the decimal equivalent. I accept an answer in improper form ONLY if it is reduced to lowest terms. ... and 90/7 is. Would I mark you wrong on a quiz or final for giving me the decimal answer of 12.86? Of course not! But, as you can tell, the fractional answer IS more accurate. One thing. If I ask for the answer as a fraction and you give it to me as a decimal I will mark it half wrong. .....
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- Spring '10
- Fractions, Decimal, Elementary arithmetic