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How do you say the following fraction: 1/4

Fourth
3(10.3%)
Quarter
13(44.8%)
Either of those
9(31.0%)
Neither of those (and I will explain the in comments)
4(13.8%)

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sillyliss
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
For me it depends on the context, but when I looked at it, that's what I said in my head first. Also, I like doing this: ¼. :)
tenthz
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
You are so technological.

What context would make you say fourth? What context would make you say quarter?
sillyliss
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
I think I say fourth for recipes and such. And quarter the rest of the time? But now I'm not sure. Maybe I would always read it as fourth...
xwickedqueenx
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
I agree - context. Fourth for recipes, and quarter if I am measuring something with a ruler, like when I'm sewing.

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