# [plt-scheme] DrScheme Can't Insert Negative Fractions?

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Veer <diggerrrrr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>* I think "-17 7/9" means -17 + 7/9 and not -(17 + 7/9) , to get the
*>*
*>* ok , what i meant was when you enter -17 in whole part and 7 and 9 in
*>* numerator and
*>* denominator , then the expression became -17 + 7/9 which is not same as -17 7/9
*>* and -17 7/9 is indeed -(17 + 7/9) .
*
Per Carl, and to your point Veer, that is how it works.
#lang scheme
(define whole-s -17)
(define num-s 7)
(define den-s 9)
;; From /collects/drscheme/private/unit.ss line 279
(let ([ans (+ whole-s (/ num-s den-s))])
(if (and (exact? ans)
(real? ans)
(not (integer? ans)))
ans
#f))
Not what I expected! Thanks for listening (and answering) guys!