Do you reduce fractions on checks?

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  1. Andrew W

    Andrew W Supporting Actor

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    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

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    I'm going to try that one for sure![​IMG]
     
  3. John Thomas

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    Checks? What are those? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jay H

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    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

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    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

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    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))?
     

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