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    1/2 = a half / one half / one sedonds ...?

    I have some questions about reading fractions such as 1/2, 1/4, 2 1/2, and 10 3/4.

    Please check my reading of fractions if it is correct or not.

    a. 1/2 : a half
    one half
    one seconds
    one over two

    b. 1/4 : a quarter
    one quarter
    one fourths
    one over four

    c. 2 1/2 : two and a half
    whole two and a half
    two and one seconds
    two and one over two

    d. 10 3/4 : ten and three quarters
    whole ten and three quarters
    ten and three fourths
    ten and three over four


    Thank you so much.

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    Re: 1/2 = a half / one half / one sedonds ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I have some questions about reading fractions such as 1/2, 1/4, 2 1/2, and 10 3/4.

    Please check my reading of fractions if it is correct or not.

    a. 1/2 : a half
    one half
    one seconds
    one over two


    b. 1/4 : a quarter
    one quarter
    one fourths
    one over four

    one fourth

    c. 2 1/2 : two and a half
    whole two and a half
    two and one seconds
    two and one over two


    d. 10 3/4 : ten and three quarters
    whole ten and three quarters
    ten and three fourths uncommon
    ten and three over four


    Thank you so much.
    R.

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    Re: 1/2 = a half / one half / one sedonds ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    R.
    How about 24/234? Can I read it as twenty-four over two hundred thirty-four?

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    Re: 1/2 = a half / one half / one sedonds ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    How about 24/234? Can I read it as twenty-four over two hundred thirty-four?
    You would read it as "twenty four two hundred and thirty fourths". In the unlikely circumstance that you had to read this aloud to someone else, your suggestion might be clearer. But that's not traditionally how it's read.

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    Re: 1/2 = a half / one half / one sedonds ...?

    In math class, it would be "twenty-four over two (hundred) thirty-four."

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