`On Sun, 22 Dec 1996, Adam D. Bradley wrote:[snip]> > <SNIP!>> >                                                         _           _> > Well, they still have to do a bit of funny math...  33.33 * 3 = 99.99> > <this is an example of 100 :>Well. Go back and investigate the rules for floating point notation('Dezimalpunktschreibweise' in german)                                                 _      _in math and  you will see, that anything like 0.19 or 9.9 is illegal. These numbers are (per definition) equal to 0.2 or 10.> You've been thinking in floating-point too long... ;-)>         _> x = 33.33  _> 10x = 333.33   _       _> 10x - x = 333.33 - 33.33> 9x = 300> x = 300/9 = 100/3> 3x = 100 even, no infinitessimal error or "funny math"A rather complicated way to show the obivous :-) What he wanted to say                           _is: 3 * 1/3 = 1. (1/3 = 0.3)cu   Philipp-- Philipp Frauenfelder             home: pfrauenf@niederglatt.lugs.ch ---- Tel./Fax: +41 1 850 54 64        school: pfrauenf@math.ethz.ch      --`