# normal fraction

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• Sep 5th 2012, 07:38 AM
rose1988
normal fraction
1\2 and 2\3 ... normal fractions because 1<2 , and 2<3
also aDecimal Fractions
what about -0,5 is it a normal Fraction ?
i really don't know because it is negative
(-0,5 is a Decimal Fraction)
• Oct 9th 2012, 08:51 AM
HallsofIvy
Re: normal fraction
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Originally Posted by rose1988
1\2 and 2\3 ... normal fractions because 1<2 , and 2<3

use "/", not "\".

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also aDecimal Fractions
what about -0,5 is it a normal Fraction ?
i really don't know because it is negative
(-0,5 is a Decimal Fraction)
You posted the same question about "3" and I will give the same answer here: it depends upon specifically which definition of "decimal fraction" you are using. The Wikipedia definition I posted before would say "no, -0,5 is not a decimal fraction" but not because it is negative. That definition would say that "-0,5" is not a fraction because it is not a fraction but that -5/10, which is just a different way of writing -0,5, is a decimal fraction.
• Apr 5th 2013, 09:40 AM
mathguy25
Re: normal fraction
It's hard to say since -0.5 = -1/2 = 1/-2 = -(1/2). However -1 < 2 while 1 > -2.