botp wrote in post #1089780:
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Derrick B. <lists / ruby-forum.com
> wrote:
>>....Lastly, my code I posted did not convert terms to improper
> fractions,...
>
> not to answer your questions, but, i'd probably go a different  route
> ...
>
> eg,
>
> require 'rational'
> ["1 3/4", "-2 1/2", "5/8", "-1/3", "5", "-5"].map do |mix|
>   mix.split.map{|x| Rational(x)}
> end
>
> => [ [(1/1), (3/4)],  [(-2/1), (1/2)],  [(5/8)],  [(-1/3)],  [(5/1)],
>  [(-5/1)] ]
>
> kind regards -botp

Interesting!  Coming from Perl, I figured there would be a gem to handle 
fractions.

Thanks!

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