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Multiplying fractions looks ugly
03-07-2014, 06:06 PM (This post was last modified: 03-07-2014 06:12 PM by Mark Hardman.)
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
(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 $$\frac{\frac{1}{4}*3}{4}$$

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.

PEDMAS again...

You've entered the expression:


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:


Which will format the result the way you want (3/16).

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Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Stefan - 03-07-2014, 03:13 PM
RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly - Mark Hardman - 03-07-2014 06:06 PM

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