[Tutor] very odd math problem

ALAN GAULD alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 11 15:28:57 CET 2011

> >> The right way is to  do it like this:
> >>
> >> >>> x = 0.0
> >>  >>> for i in range(1, 11):
> >> ... x = i*0.1

> > But this  I don't understand.
> > Why would you use a loop when the final value is  just
> What you missed was the original context,  where other work was being 
> done in the loop, and where the accuracy of the  "accumulator" was being 
> misunderstood.  

Ah yes, I confess I didn't read the OPs code in detail, I was more interested 
in Steven's reply. If other things are happening in the loop then that explains 

Thanks Dave.

Alan G.

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