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Re: Math 101 anyone?

by Crian (Chaplain)
on Oct 12, 2004 at 07:46 UTC ( #398404=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Math 101 anyone?

The Problem lies in the fact, that numbers on computers are in binary format. 1/10 is a binary number that can not be displayed (or stored) exactly in a storage with finite memory.

If you try to add binary fractions you will never end: 1/16 + 1/32 + ...

Sorry if I miss the right english words for that, I'm not a native speaker...


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