"People who say fractions are better than decimals are missing the point” is a math pun that was posted on Twitter by Jack McFadden on July 24, 2015. “If you are converting decimals to fractions, you are missing the point” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on January 25, 2018. “My friend refuses to believe that working with decimals is easier than working with fractions. He is missing the point” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on September 14, 2018.

The missing “point” is the decimal point.

Wikipedia: Decimal separator

A *decimal separator* is a symbol used to separate the integer part from the fractional part of a number written in decimal form.

Twitter

Jack McFadden

@ledzeppjack

People who say fractions are better than decimals are missing the point.

11:25 AM - 24 Jul 2015

Twitter

Diana

@DayanaOryas

“People who prefer fraction over decimals are missing the point” πππ»

11:18 AM - 1 Oct 2017

Reddit—Oneliners

Posted by u/porichoygupto January 25, 2018

If you are converting decimals to fractions, you are missing the point.

Twitter

Tim Henry

@melaexec

If you are converting decimals to fractions, you are missing the point.

12:16 PM - 26 Jan 2018

Reddit—Dadjokes

Posted by u/porichoygupto January 27, 2018

If you are always converting decimals to fractions,

you are missing the point.

Reddit—Dadjokes

Posted by u/porichoygupto March 6, 2018

If you never convert fractions to decimals,

You are missing the point.

COMMENTS

*SerGeffrey*

True. But if you try to move the denominator into the numerator, you’ve crossed the line.

Reddit—3amjokes

My friend refuses to believe that working with decimals is easier than working with fractions.

submitted September 14, 2018 by porichoygupto

He is missing the point.

Twitter

Shit Jokes

@ShitJokes

My friend refuses to believe that working with decimals is easier than working with fractions.

He’s missing the point.

10:57 AM - 17 Sep 2018

Reddit—3amjokes

Posted by u/porichoygupto April 23, 2019

My friend thinks itβs easier to deal with fractions than with decimals.

I think heβs missing the point.