I had opinion it is 1+1/2 so 1+0.5 so 1.5 pounds

# What or why is 1.1/2lbs 0.55 pounds?

**lubodrinka**#8

because the imperial unit is often so showed for example inches 1 1/4 i was thinking that i one of imperial exceptions and the tasks is I can use fractions, decimals or **both** in my parameter(ie. 5, 1/2, 2.5/6),

and why anybody want put the unit as 1.1/2 if he could simply put 0.55?

**kyncaith**#9

The decimal point indicates it is (1.1) divided by 2. If it were 1 1/2 (no decimal point), then yes I would see it as “one and one half”. I can’t say why someone would choose to represent 0.55 as 1.1/2 without knowing the context.

**DanCouper**#10

@lubodrinka does this make more sense?

```
1,1 / 2
```

Decimal separator in US/UK, and standardised form (and all programming languages I’m aware of) is `.`

not `,`

**lubodrinka**#11

translate fractions, decimals or **both** in my parameter that mean the autor say

5.00=decimals, 1/2=fractions, and only way how to use **both** (2.00)=decimal.(5/6) =fractions