Urgent! How to write Arabic fractions?
Thread poster: Nesrin

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Arabic
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Nov 15, 2007

Hi all - I need urgent help with this one!
I know how to write fractions normally - with the numbers top and bottom separated by a horizontal line.
But if I have an equation where the fractions in English look like that: 1/2 for one half, 1/3 for one third etc, how do you write these in an Arabic equation from right to left? 1/2 and 1/3? Or 2/1 and 3/1?? I think it's the first one but need to be sure.


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AhmedAMS  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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As follows Nov 15, 2007

1/2 & 1/3

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Abdellatif Bouhid  Identity Verified
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Numbers are read from left to right Nov 15, 2007


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reading numbers in arabic Nov 16, 2007

in arabic, numbers are normally read from right to left, so when you have, for example, the number '21' in an english or french text, in arabic it is read 'one and twenty' (wahid wa 3ishroun) and therefore is still written '21'.

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arabic fractions Nov 17, 2007

if you have 1/2 in english, for example, you would spell it as 2\1 (but in arabic numerals)... that way, because it is read from right to left, one would read 1/2.

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