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RE: RE: RE (tilly) 2: Adding 2 + 2
in thread Adding 2 + 2
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"Between 1 and 3" is ambiguous in (American) English, with the most common meaning being inclusive.
Yes, that is what I am saying. When I say "Look at what is between those two trees", I expect someone to look between the trees, and not at them :) If I meant the number 1, 2 and 3 I would say 'an integer from 1 to 3'. Pretty literal.
Maybe they mean you can *any number* between 1 and 48,
as long as you round your answer to fit their input
restrictions. So technically you play the numbers
1.000001 and 47.83221 :)
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