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Re: Re: Newbie question

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  • Subject: [mg40136] Re: [mg40119] Re: Newbie question
  • From: Ferdinand <ferdinand.cap at>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 05:08:27 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <b5bk1d$5si$> <>
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Dear Daniel,
Pi is a transcendental number, so no rational number very close   does exist.
Thus ratioanalize cannot work, see the Mathematica Book or 'Mathematical
Methods  in Physics and Engineering     with Mathematica', CRC Press, ISBN

Daniel LidstrXm wrote:

> Daniel Lidström wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I couldn't find the FAQ. I'm simply trying to convert .2 into 1/5.
> > [Full]Simplify, Factor, won't do it. What is the command?
> > Thanks!
> When I do Rationalize[N[Pi,3]] I get 3.14159. How can that be? I'm expecting
> a quotient.
> Thanks!
> /Daniel

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