## integer fractions?2 replies Forums _{·} General English Grammar & Vocabulary, Listening & Speaking _{·} General English Vocabulary & Idiom Questions If I have a quantity, say, A, then 2*A, 3*A, 4*A,... are its integer multiples. How do I call the quantities A/2, A/3, A/4, ...? Integer fractions? New Member08GoshaFI don't believe I've ever heard a name for such quantities. Integer multiples of a number are all integers, so integer fractions of a number would also be all integers, which doesn't make sense to me at all unless you are talking only about the cases where the division works out to an integer, for example, 12/4. What you have with A/2, A/3, etc. is fractions which have integers as a divisors, but whether that's a useful mathematical concept is up to the mathematicians to decide. CJ Veteran Member51,951Anonymous: In mathematics, you usually use mathematical jargon, which is largely symbolic, rather than narrative English. So if A is any kind of number, then you'd typically say: "nA (or A/n), where n is an integer." So for nA, you have: A, 2A, 3A, ..., and for n/A, you have A, A/2, A/3, .... | Have a question? People are waiting to help. Interesting stuff ## Related forum topics:Motivation letter for a trainingEnglish in math?About English plural 's'?Superstitions M-Zleaden/lead compounds?breaking?jet fuel?sulphur compounds?ring shape?naphten hydrocarbons?oil field?diesel fuel?hydrosulphur?low density?Fractions?Writing out fractions?an email to point out someone else's error: how...correction please !Which sense for the respective words? |