Subject | Re: [ib-support] Re: 3 * 1/3 = 0 ??? |
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Author | Paul Schmidt |

Post date | 2002-08-31T20:21:39Z |

On 30 Aug 2002 at 22:50, Martijn Tonies wrote:

point "real" math. The term doesn't make logistical sense, then again, when does

English ever make logistical sense.....

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>When I was in grade school I always wondered why they called math with a decimal

> > When you pass 1 that is an integer (no decimal point), 3 well that

> > is also

> an integer,

> > since everything is integers, it does integer math, remember

> > grade-school

> math (it's

> > getting tough it's ~25 years ago for me), 1 divided by 3 is 0, 3

> > goes into

> 1 exactly 0

> > times, with 3 remainder, since we don't care about the remainder it

> > gets

> dropped, so

> > we are left with 0, 0 times 3 is still 0. So 0 is, the right

> > answer.

> >

> > If we use 1.0 and 3.0 that's real math,

>

> Since when isn't INTEGER MATH real math?

>

> *g*

>

point "real" math. The term doesn't make logistical sense, then again, when does

English ever make logistical sense.....

>Paul Schmidt, President

> With regards,

>

> Martijn Tonies

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