ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
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From: David VanHorn <CEDAR.NET> dvanhorn
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?
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