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Re: Precision of output

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48202] Re: Precision of output
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 04:16:02 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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  • Reply-to: kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

and what is printed when you give not a 16 digit number like 0.14

N[4209/0.14`100, 100]

hmm

Regards
  Jens

Per Rønne wrote:
> 
> If I write:
> 
> N[4209/0.14,100] I get:
> 30064.3
> 
> But if I write N[420900/14,100] I get:
> 30064.285714285714285714285714285714285714285714285714285714285714285714
> 285714\
> 28571428571428571428571
> 
> Why the difference? I thought N determined the number of digitals shown
> - but I seem to have some problems with this function. And it is not in
> this example only.
> 
> TeachersEdition 1.1 with Mathematica 4.2 kernel.
> --
> Per Erik Rønne


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