Do Germans typically not reduce fractions?

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This is the gauge cluster of an early 928. Look at the fuel gauge. Half doesn’t say 1/2 it says 2/4, which isn’t incorrect but my 5th grade (or whatever grade you learn about fractions) math teacher would have told me it was wrong. Is that a normal thing in Germany, to leave larger fraction? Also I wonder what the R stands for, obviously it means empty on the gauge, but what word do it stand for. I looked up the German words for empty, put, gone, none, and dry. Not one of the starts with the letter R.


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