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    Fraction Calculator

    Historically if I dealt with a complex set of fractional measurements that need be added or subtracted, I would crunch them into decimals and run them through the calculator. And then re-convert. Yes, not very bright.

    Last week I stumbled upon an iPhone app that I really like. Fraction Calculator Plus. Here's a screenshot:


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    And yep, it's free.



    T

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    Being on the older side, I usually just took paper and pencil and manually figured it out. Using this will be just another exercise in not using my brain. I of course will immediately download this app.

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    There's also an Android version in the Google Play Store (free). Called, you guessed it, Fraction Calculator.

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    As an Architect I've used the InchMate pro version for a 7 years, ever since it was released. Before then I used the InchMate calculators. None of these have been cheap, but man, they're invaluable!
    Last edited by Tim Einwalter; 02-11-2019 at 2:21 PM.

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    I prefer a physical calculator myself. Ive been using the Calculated Industries Measure Master Pro (LINK) for a few years now for doing these types of calcs and conversions between metric and imperial. I have a couple of their other calculators too. Very nice to have!
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    It's also available for Android. I've been using it for years. A great tool for the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Latham View Post
    Historically if I dealt with a complex set of fractional measurements that need be added or subtracted, I would crunch them into decimals and run them through the calculator. And then re-convert. Yes, not very bright.

    Last week I stumbled upon an iPhone app that I really like. Fraction Calculator Plus. Here's a screenshot:


    IMG_9D5730E9D32D-1.jpg

    And yep, it's free.



    T
    Do you know what the difference between the free version of Fraction Calculator Plus and the $.99 version is? Can't see any obvious difference in the descriptions. Most likely the free version would work just fine for me, but I was curious why there would be 2 versions from the same developer of the same App with no obvious differences.

  8. I use the same one! The only downside is sometimes it comes up with really odd fractions (I got 19/41 the other da) which is easy enough to work with but I'd love the same format but rounds to wood working based fractions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Heinemann View Post
    Do you know what the difference between the free version of Fraction Calculator Plus and the $.99 version is? Can't see any obvious difference in the descriptions. Most likely the free version would work just fine for me, but I was curious why there would be 2 versions from the same developer of the same App with no obvious differences.
    The pay version might be ad free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Heinemann View Post
    Do you know what the difference between the free version of Fraction Calculator Plus and the $.99 version is? Can't see any obvious difference in the descriptions. Most likely the free version would work just fine for me, but I was curious why there would be 2 versions from the same developer of the same App with no obvious differences.
    Its ad free. No ad banners at the top of the screen.
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    I have used this app for several years, I love it! I am confident that it frequently saves me from making mathematical mistakes. Prior to this app, I can recall several instances where a simple fraction error caused me a lot of aggravation!

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    Calculated Industries construction master series of calculators since 1990 or so for me. Now I paid for the construction master app on my phone. Same exact calculator except now I do not lose it or step on it on jobsites.This does everything for construction,concrete volumes, area, and stairs,rafters. We also use the stair function to square foundations all the time.

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    What does math have to do with woodworking.
    Iíll answer nothing.
    Aj

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    What does math have to do with woodworking.
    I’ll answer nothing.

    Math has to do with everything.

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