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From: Megan <mrobles@foothillcds.org> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 2009112015:00:58 Subject: fractions as remainders in long division What is the mathematical reasoning behind not using "R" before a remainder expressed in fraction form? We use an "R" followed by a whole number to represent a remainder in long division, so why is it considered "wrong" to write the "R" before representing the remainder as a fraction. I need to know why the "R" is not acceptable  "because it is just not done" is not a good enough explanation!!! Thank you for your help!
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