Multiplication by 0.0

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg24126] Multiplication by 0.0*From*: Brian Higgins <bghiggins at ucdavis.edu>*Date*: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 02:11:45 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Dear Mathgroup, Consider the following: In[49]:=0*a Out[49]=0 Now if we replace 0 with 0.0 In[51]:=0.0*a Out[51]=0.*a If we set the precision In[52]:=SetPrecision[0., 0]*a Out[52]=0 What is the simple explanation for this behavior? Brian Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.