1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Do you reduce fractions on checks?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Andrew W, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Andrew W

    Andrew W Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2001
    Messages:
    531
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've done this on and off over the past few years to see if anyone ever notices. on the second line where you usually write:
    Ten and 25/100 Dollars
    I'll put
    Ten and 1/4 Dollars
    I only do it if the fraction can be properly reduced.
    Most of the time the clerks never notice. Every once in a while someone will notice and I'll point out that 50/100 is the same as 1/2. A blank stare is the common response.
    Try it some time for amusement...
     
  2. Wayne Murphy

    Wayne Murphy Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2001
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm going to try that one for sure![​IMG]
     
  3. John Thomas

    John Thomas Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2000
    Messages:
    2,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Checks? What are those? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,654
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Pittsfield, MA
    Real Name:
    Jay
    next time when you write a check for $10, just write:
    1000/100 dollars in the line.. see if that confuses everybody... [​IMG]
    Jay
     
  5. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 1998
    Messages:
    8,332
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Neil Joseph
    Yeah, until one of you guys gets $1000 (instead of $10)taken out of your account by some clerk that is half asleep.
     
  6. Daren Welsh

    Daren Welsh Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2002
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    While we're taking turns trumping each other in geek powers ... why not write a check for one dollar as the sum over n, from 1 to infinity, of (1/n-1/(n+1))?
     

Share This Page