Re: Re: Newbie question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg40136] Re: [mg40119] Re: Newbie question*From*: Ferdinand <ferdinand.cap at eunet.at>*Date*: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 05:08:27 -0500 (EST)*References*: <b5bk1d$5si$1@smc.vnet.net> <200303210737.CAA06254@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: ferdinand.cap at eunet.at*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 1584884029 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

**References**:**Re: Newbie question***From:*"Daniel Lidström" <daniel.lidstrom@_DELETE_home.se>