Translation of vulgar fraction in Spanish:

vulgar fraction

fracción común, n.

noun

Mathematics

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    fracción común feminine
    fracción ordinaria feminine
    • Where once we could hide behind the average tourist's weakness with vulgar fractions, a Spanish visitor could say to me in the pub the other night, ‘this pint I am holding in my hand is twice the price it is in Barcelona.’
    • Oh, the wonders of Euroland, the rip-off merchants can no longer hide behind the vulgar fractions of currency translators.
    • To indicate vulgar fractions (23 / 24 for twenty-three twenty fourths) and ratios (miles/hour for miles per hour).