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RE: RE: RE: RE (tilly) 2: Adding 2 + 2

by KM (Priest)
on Sep 11, 2000 at 20:59 UTC ( #31926=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: RE: RE (tilly) 2: Adding 2 + 2
in thread Adding 2 + 2

1 2 3
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Cheers,
KM


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RE: RE: RE: RE: RE (tilly) 2: Adding 2 + 2
by BlaisePascal (Monk) on Sep 11, 2000 at 21:17 UTC
    So you are saying that when the state lottery instructions say "choose 6 numbers between 1 and 48", and the winning numbers are 1,4,17,24,36, and 48, then -nobody- should have won?

    "Between 1 and 3" is ambiguous in (American) English, with the most common meaning being inclusive.

      then -nobody- should have won?

      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.

      Cheers,
      KM

      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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