Online stories - Fractious Fractions

calculation court“Be seated,” said the Wise Wizz of Woo. He was going to enjoy this. He always enjoyed listening to people discuss mathematics – even though he always knew what the answer would be in the end.

Everyone was seated. The Mathematical Magistrate looked down at the plaintiffs (Mrs Fraction and Mr Percentage). “You may begin, Mrs Fraction,” he said.

“Thank you M’Lud,” said Mrs Fraction. “It’s like this. I believe that fractions are far better, more useful and more understandable than percentages but Mr Percentage disagrees. I want to prove that fractions are the best once and for all!”

Mrs Fraction’s friends who were in the crowd cheered in support.