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Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Stefan - 03-07-2014 03:13 PM
If one enters something like $$\frac{1}{4}\cdot\frac{3}{4}$$ the Prime formats it like $$\frac{\frac{1}{4}*3}{4}$$ Although this is mathematically correct this double fraction just looks ugly in my opinion (I don't even want to mention the multiplication "*"). The only way to circumvent this auto-uglyfication is to enter a space before the second fraction: $$\frac{1}{4}*\sqcup\frac{3}{4}$$ However if one copies such a "nice formatted" expression like this from the history to the input its uglyfied again :-( So (one of) my wish to HP for the next firmware: Switch off the expression uglyfier ;-) and use a proper multiplication dot. RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Mark Hardman - 03-07-2014 06:06 PM
(03-07-2014 03:13 PM)Stefan Wrote: If one enters something like $$\frac{1}{4}\cdot\frac{3}{4}$$ the Prime formats it like $$\frac{\frac{1}{4}*3}{4}$$ PEDMAS again... You've entered the expression: 1/4*3/4 Using the proper rules of the order of operations, the expression is parsed as: 1 divided by 4 times 3, and then all of that divided by 4. Given PEDMAS, the formatting of the original result is correct. If you want, you could enter the expression as: (1/4)*(3/4) Which will format the result the way you want (3/16). Mark Hardman RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Mark Hardman - 03-07-2014 06:34 PM
(03-07-2014 03:13 PM)Stefan Wrote: However if one copies such a "nice formatted" expression like this from the history to the input its uglyfied again :-( Even if the expression is entered as: (1/4)*(3/4) You are correct. If selected from the history, the command line is loaded with the "uglyfied" formatting. \(\frac{\frac{1}{4}*3}{4}\) Mark Hardman RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Tim Wessman - 03-07-2014 06:36 PM
(03-07-2014 03:13 PM)Stefan Wrote: However if one copies such a "nice formatted" expression like this from the history to the input its uglyfied again :-( I don't see it making any change when I copy it down... ? RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Mark Hardman - 03-07-2014 06:39 PM
(03-07-2014 06:36 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote: I don't see it making any change when I copy it down... ? Are you in CAS mode? [attachment=360] Mark Hardman RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Tim Wessman - 03-07-2014 06:47 PM
Nope, that would explain it. Thanks! |