fireedud wrote:Why is there only 98%
Rounding errors, I bet.
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fireedud wrote:Why is there only 98%
fireedud wrote:Why is there only 98%
fireedud wrote:if ed is right, it shoud be 55%, 41% and 5%, which is 101%...
oaktown wrote:fireedud wrote:if ed is right, it shoud be 55%, 41% and 5%, which is 101%...
so if you round them all down, it's 98%, and if you round them all up, it's 101%. Rounding does not give you accurate results, just approximate results.
And thus concludes our math lesson for today.
edbeard wrote:they're everybody's numbers. not just mine.
ZeakCytho wrote:edbeard wrote:they're everybody's numbers. not just mine.
You provided them. But if you don't want the credit, I'll take it
And the whole point of this is that rounding is never the answer. Carry your decimals all the way out until the end
fireedud wrote:ZeakCytho wrote:edbeard wrote:they're everybody's numbers. not just mine.
You provided them. But if you don't want the credit, I'll take it
And the whole point of this is that rounding is never the answer. Carry your decimals all the way out until the end
No, no leaving them as fractions is the most accurate.
ZeakCytho wrote:fireedud wrote:ZeakCytho wrote:edbeard wrote:they're everybody's numbers. not just mine.
You provided them. But if you don't want the credit, I'll take it
And the whole point of this is that rounding is never the answer. Carry your decimals all the way out until the end
No, no leaving them as fractions is the most accurate.
All fractions are terminating decimals, and thus can be written as decimals with 100% accuracy. It's just a matter of going out far enough.
wcaclimbing wrote:entry A has 100 more votes than B.
how much longer is this poll going to continue?
wcaclimbing wrote:entry A has 100 more votes than B.
how much longer is this poll going to continue?
edbeard wrote:wcaclimbing wrote:entry A has 100 more votes than B.
how much longer is this poll going to continue?
it's over already
Poll ended at Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:09 pm
oaktown wrote:Marvaddin wrote: Main problems: some of the side notes have wrong info (like Rio having 1 million people, lol, its more like 5-10 millions) that we would need to correct
well, this map is set in 1900 - when there were just 1 million people. i stand by my map.
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natty_dread wrote:I was wrong
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