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With that reasoning, 2+2 can almost equal 6. (5.99999998)
From: Kim Roper [mailto:kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 3:09 PM
Subject: RE: Rounding figures?
Geoff Hart says:
"I dislike the second solution, since it both misleads the user ("hey, the
inputs say 2+2 but the answer is 5!") and adds the need for readers to
understand the plumbing of the software, when all they're really interested
in is the results of the calculation."
But 2+ 2 *does* equal 5 ... for sufficiently large values of "2".
I have printed it on a button. Since it's in print, it must be true.
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