Decimal arithmatic, was Re: Python GUI app to impress the boss?

Brian Quinlan brian at
Wed Oct 2 09:48:53 CEST 2002

>         When I took science classes, I'd have been dinged a few points
> I turned in 0.035 -- the rule was to report results to the same
> significance as the inputs.
>         0.7 * 0.05 => 0.0 in those science classes. 

I'll be that you were really taught to answer 0.04

Otherwise I fear for your scientific education :-)


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