# [PD] number to fractions external?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 17:05:53 CET 2011

```looks like a job for an external

2011/12/16 i go bananas <hard.off at gmail.com>

> actually, i'm not going to do anything more on this.
>
> i had a look at the articles claude posted, and they went a bit far over
>
> my patch will still work for basic things like 1/4 and 7/8, but i wouldn't
> depend on it working for a serious application.  As you first suggested,
> it's not so simple, and if you read claude's articles, you will see that it
> isn't.
>
> it's not brain science though, so maybe someone with a bit more number
> understanding can tackle it.
>
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Alexandre Torres Porres <
> porres at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> > i had a go at it
>>
>> thanks, I kinda had to go too, but no time... :(
>>
>> > yeah, my patch only works for rational numbers.
>>
>> you know what, I think I asked this before on this list,
>>
>> deja'vu
>>
>> > will have a look at the article / method you posted, claude.
>>
>> are you going at it too? :)
>>
>> by the way, I meant something like 1.75 becomes 7/4 and not 3/4, but that
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> cheers
>>
>>
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>> 2011/12/16 i go bananas <hard.off at gmail.com>
>>
>>> by the way, here is the method i used:
>>>
>>> first, convert the decimal part to a fraction in the form of n/100000
>>> next, find the highest common factor of n and 100000
>>> (using the 'division method' like this:
>>> http://easycalculation.com/what-is-hcf.php )
>>>
>>> then just divide n and 100000 by that factor.
>>>
>>> actually, that means it's accurate to 6 decimal places, i guess.
>>> well...whatever :D
>>>
>>
>>
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