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#### Massimooo123

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##### Can you give a decimal answer if it's exact?
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:38:34 am »
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What the title says. If the answer is 1/10 for example, can I give the answer as 0.1, since it's still exact? I got penalised for it in a practice exam but didn't know it was disallowed.

#### S_R_K

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##### Re: Can you give a decimal answer if it's exact?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 05:35:45 pm »
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The only reason you will get penalised for writing 0.1 rather than 1/10 is if you are explicitly asked to write your answer in the form a/b, where a and b are integers.

Also note that sometimes you may need to write 0.1 rather than 1/10 if you are asked to write your answer correct to one decimal place.

#### jnlfs2010

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##### Re: Can you give a decimal answer if it's exact?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 12:49:25 pm »
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The only reason you will get penalised for writing 0.1 rather than 1/10 is if you are explicitly asked to write your answer in the form a/b, where a and b are integers.

Also note that sometimes you may need to write 0.1 rather than 1/10 if you are asked to write your answer correct to one decimal place.