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Thread: ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
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BY : Jeff DeMaagd email (remove spam text)

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From: David VanHorn <dvanhornCEDAR.NET>

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I haven't seen this used in this thread, so I'll describe it this way, as my
old college calc prof used this as his example, try this:

Using decimal representations:
1/3 = .33333333333 (to infinity)

1/3 * 3 = .3333333333 * 3 = .99999999999 (to infinity)

However, using fracional simplification:
1/3 * 3 = 3/3 = 1/1 = 1

Therefore 1 = .9999999999 (to infinity)

Is that good enough for you?

> If you can't represent it, then you can't do calculations with it.

What is wrong with the overbar? Are you requiring all numeric
representations be in decimal?  So I can't use Pi in any of my calculations?
e?  i?

Jeff

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