Businesses sometimes say that a product is being sold at “a fraction of the cost.” That usually means that the product is on sale, but what is the fraction?

“‘At a fraction of the cost!’ Which fraction? Could be something like 3/2 and who wants to pay more than usual?” was posted on Twitter on January 5, 2010. “When commercials say ‘a fraction of the cost,’ do they not realize that 3/2 is a fraction?” was posted on Twitter on August 8, 2011.

“‘A fraction of the cost’ is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 21, 2017.

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David Petersen

@calcdave

“At a fraction of the cost!” Which fraction? Could be something like 3/2 and who wants to pay more than usual?

6:12 PM - 5 Jan 2010

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Matt Lynch

@lynchmc

nerd break ... heard an ad selling something for “a fraction of the cost”... they want you to think 1/2, but could be 99/100 or even 3/2

8:52 AM - 23 Mar 2011

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Miss Bunny Mickley

@bunnyhalberd

When commercials say “a fraction of the cost,” do they not realize that 3/2 is a fraction?

8:52 AM - 8 Aug 2011

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Jessica

@craiggster

yeah you’re dumb why do they say “get stuff here for a fraction of the cost” 3/2 is a fraction and so is 5000/1. http://tmblr.co/ZqIfTsjK0BDx

10:11 PM - 25 Apr 2013

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Bridge

@Br1dge50

Lol when commercials say “at a fraction of the cost of....”

That ‘fraction’ could very well be 3/2

9:26 PM - 28 Apr 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts

“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.

submitted September 21, 2017 by ClamChowder6

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Half Sober

@BlackedOutKids

“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.

6:27 PM - 21 Sep 2017

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Shower Thoughts

@atshower

“A fraction of the cost” is misleading as hypothetically, something could be 3/2 of the cost.

7:17 PM - 21 Sep 2017