Multiplying fractions looks ugly

03072014, 03:13 PM
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Multiplying fractions looks ugly
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 autouglyfication 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. 

03072014, 06:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 03072014 06:12 PM by Mark Hardman.)
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
(03072014 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 Ceci n'est pas une signature. 

03072014, 06:34 PM
(This post was last modified: 03072014 06:36 PM by Mark Hardman.)
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
(03072014 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 Ceci n'est pas une signature. 

03072014, 06:36 PM
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
(03072014 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... ? TW Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

03072014, 06:39 PM
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
(03072014 06:36 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote: I don't see it making any change when I copy it down... ? Are you in CAS mode? Mark Hardman Ceci n'est pas une signature. 

03072014, 06:47 PM
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RE: Multiplying fractions looks ugly
Nope, that would explain it. Thanks!
TW Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. 

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