# Re: [PHP] Fractions

```Ok, I got one. It finds the great common divisor. I divide the numerator and
denominator by it. Then I do an if statement to see if the numerator is
greater then the denominator. If so, I divide them by each other. How can I
tell if there's a remainder, and if so, put it into a fraction in simpliest
form?```
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Hunter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Stephen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "PHP List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Fractions

> If there are none in the math functions then you need to create your own
> or do a search at google to see if anyone has created some functions
> like that...
>
>
>
> On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 16:20, Stephen wrote:
> > But how do you find it in PHP?
> >
> >
> > ----- 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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