Hey everyone,
I'm doing distance math (436 and then 536) as prerequirements and I have a couple of issues but here's one that haunts me :
(I expressed my problem in an image below)
Many thanks in advance!
1 and 2 are right. As for 3, nobody knows. There is a small potential difference that can be typed, but in written work there is ambiguity. For example:
$\displaystyle 2~\frac{1}{3}$ vs. $\displaystyle 2 \frac{1}{3}$
If there is a space between the whole number and the fraction we can pretty much know that you add the 2 and the 1/3. The other implies multiplication. But generally there is no rule unless it's specified. I would be more than happy if grade school just dropped the notation.
-Dan
Thank you so much for this clarification about spaces. In my mind, a number in front (space or not) meant multiplication. Just so I'm sure I understand this clearly (the "know that you add the 2 and the 1/3" mixed me up as I don't seem to be "adding" them):
(with space) is the same as which is equal to
...whereas :
(no space) is a mixed number which can be turned into the improper fraction Is that it ?