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    Julie
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    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

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    #37186
    kdejute
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    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.

    1. 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)
    2. treats the four-fifths as a numeric fraction that is part of a mixed number that happens to be negative
    3. treats the fraction "negative-three over eight" as a general fraction, because it includes a symbol of operation

    –Kyle

    #37188
    kdejute
    Moderator

    For convenience, I've attached an image of the example print and the suggested braille.

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