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### Re: Decimal approximations not being accepted in Fraction context

by Danny Glin -
Number of replies: 0

If all you're looking for is the correct answer to be displayed as a fraction, then you can simply pass a string to Compute rather than a real number (which is the way Compute is supposed to be used):

Context("Numeric");
$ans = Compute("3/8"); BEGIN_PGML [3/8 = ] [__]{$ans}
END_PGML
Note that this won't reduce fractions.  In that case you will have to do something with Fraction objects.