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Some calculators can show a decimal as a fraction if applicable. eg. 1.333333 -> 1r1r3 on my calculator (hardware) representing \$1 \frac{1}{3}\$. Can the built in calculator do that? If not which (software) can?

* Whats wrong with my math?

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You might be able to use Wolfram Alpha as an web application in a few days with 11.10. http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/install-epiphany-320-with-web.html With 11.10 you can install epiphany and have Wolfram Alpha as a web application and have it saved as an launch-able icon in Unity. Hope this helps.

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Giving below link to a bash script to do the above said http://advantage-bash.blogspot.in/2012/03/convert-decimal-to-fraction.html

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Seth Mar 1 '13 at 1:32

What are your constraints? Are you allowed to use online calculators? If so, just use Wolfram Alpha or one of the shortcuts to it.

A search reveals Qalculate, but it's a little... pink, for my taste. Perhaps it can be themed. Also, it requires the Qt library, so expect a lot of things to be installed for just this simple program if you don't have other Qt-dependent programs already on your computer.

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No constraints, but I'd prefer just opening an app instead of a web app, which will take longer –  Jiew Meng Oct 11 '11 at 13:30

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