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Originally Posted by VBCurtis
Use a real fraction bar instead of a / sign, and the ambiguity resolves itself. The flaw is in the method of communication, not the mathematics.

You are right a fraction has a denominator and a numerator, using the fraction bar we specify the denominatrur and the numerator as well as the embiguity will disappear.
The problem is when you make code programming you could not put a fraction bar and you are forced to use the operator "/"
Only a few specialized programs like mathematica can give you the possibility to program by changing the formatting of the code.