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#51 2012-10-20 13:28:50

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: Equation


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#52 2012-10-20 15:17:31

Leroy
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Re: Equation

I have understood everything quite well,but I don't understand what is the logic for taking the convergents,is there any rule for which convergent will be the solution?

#53 2012-10-20 16:13:38

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: Equation

There is a theorem that says that. This is not something I just cooked up, I wished I had.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#54 2012-10-20 18:18:42

Leroy
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Re: Equation

So I have find the convergent by trial and error

#55 2012-10-20 18:25:54

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
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Re: Equation

No, there is a method to find the convergents.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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