Why do people even use fractions???

They're pointless!!!

Update:

it was a joke. Decimals have points, and fractions don't. Get it lol?

9 Answers

Relevance
  • geezer
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    True .. it's decimals that have a point !

    To whoever down thumbed that ..

    1/2 or 0.5 .. Which one 'has a point' ?

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Because British Motorcycles and cars of Used Imperial sizes

    many Bolts were 5/16

    1/4 3/4 7/8 23/64 and all 16 TPI there is No Metric equivalent

  • Larry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    To confuse people who don't use fractions.

  • 1 month ago

    No they aren't.  You divide things up and have to know what the amount is; but when you cannot represent them with a decimal point, you need to use them.

    For instance 1/3 = 0.333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

    We have to work with math in life all of time; but don't be afraid to understand it, it is not as difficult as you think.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • fcas80
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Don't do any cooking requiring measurements then.

  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Lets say I have $100.  I give you 2/3.  Wouldn't you want to know how much you are getting?  :)

  • 1 month ago

    But darling, if it weren't for fractions, your IQ would be zero. With fractions we can at least give you credit for having an IQ of one-half.

  • 1 month ago

    5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions.

  • Isabel
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    I think they do it to express portions...

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.