## Fractions: the EASY way

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### Fractions: the EASY way

Im sure many of you know this already, but I just discovered it a couple weeks ago, and it's made my life a whole lot easier.

Let's say the work order calls for something 7-7/8 wide. You can look up 7/8 on a chart, or do the math with a calculator, or know that 7/8 is. .875

But... You can just type it in as 7 7/8=

When you hit the "=" it does the math and Ta-Da! It changes it to 7.875

This has made things go so much faster for me.
Mikehell
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### Re: Fractions: the EASY way

Glad it's been helpful for you! Here is a bit more information in the docs as well in case that's of any use to you or others.

https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V9.5/VCar ... Boxes.html
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Mohamed
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mohamed
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### Re: Fractions: the EASY way

Yep. Fractions and even math in most number entry boxes. I'll use my tape measure, and might "think" a measurement is 12 inches plus a half less a sixteenth. Put it in as 12+.5-1/16= to get 12.4375. A brilliant feature IMO.

4D
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### Re: Fractions: the EASY way

mohamed wrote:Glad it's been helpful for you! Here is a bit more information in the docs as well in case that's of any use to you or others.

https://docs.vectric.com/docs/V9.5/VCar ... Boxes.html

Huh? Read the manual? That's for sissies!
Mikehell
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