# Re: [PHP] Fractions

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Hunter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Stephen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Fractions

> Just like math...find the greatest common denominator of the numerator
> and denominator and then divide each (numerator and denominator) by that
> number...
>
> ie: numerator = 8 and denominator = 12
>
> so we have 8/12
>
> then greatest common denominator is 4...
>
> so 8/4 = 2 and 12/4 = 3
>
> thus, 8/12 => 2/3
>
>
> On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 15:55, Stephen wrote:
> > I know for a fact that you're all going to think, "What the heck does
> > he want fractions for!?" I have a reason...I just won't tell you. :-P
> >
> > My problem is this. I want to simplify a fraction to simplest form but
> > if I divide, I'll get a decimal which I can't use. How could I put it
> > in simplest form without displaying a decimal to the user and if one
> > does come up, a mixed number?
> > Thanks,
> > Stephen Craton
> > http://www.melchior.us
> >
> > "What is a dreamer that cannot persevere?" -- http://www.melchior.us
> >
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