negative mixed numbers and fractions Home › Forums › Unified English Braille Technical › negative mixed numbers and fractions This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago by kdejute. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts April 29, 2021 at 12:08 am #37174 JulieParticipant Hi Kyle, How would you braille this problem? Would you treat the negative mixed number as a negative fraction? I am second guessing and confusing myself! Your help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance. Julie Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files. April 29, 2021 at 10:05 pm #37186 kdejuteModerator Thank you for sharing your question, Julie. I would transcribe the print "(negative one and four-fifths)(negative-three over eight)" as follows, without any braille line breaks. "<"-#a#d/e">"<("-#c./#h)"> This transcription has the following characteristics. follows print for placement of the minus signs (i.e., before the whole number part of a mixed number and with the numerator of a general fraction) treats the four-fifths as a numeric fraction that is part of a mixed number that happens to be negative treats the fraction "negative-three over eight" as a general fraction, because it includes a symbol of operation –Kyle April 30, 2021 at 2:28 pm #37188 kdejuteModerator For convenience, I've attached an image of the example print and the suggested braille. Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Everyone is free to read the forums, but only current NBA members can post. Become a member today. Click here to Login and return.