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Terminology for FractionsHi #2 20131130 12:45:17
Re: Terminology for FractionsHi Jibba Jabba; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20131130 13:06:49
Re: Terminology for FractionsHi bobbym #4 20131130 13:08:57
Re: Terminology for FractionsThe minimum is the closest math term. Is this for yourself or for an assignment? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20131130 13:30:00
Re: Terminology for FractionsFor myself. I'm a self taught software dev enthusiast. I'm not a student of any kind except self ed. #6 20131130 13:37:32
Re: Terminology for FractionsThe whole thing a / b is called a rational number or a fraction. That is a very general statement much like saying you and I are humans. Tells you alot about us but might make it difficult to tell us apart. You have chosen Jibba Jabba as your username. You did it for a purpose. Perhaps it reminds you of something you do not want to forget. Do the same with the variable name. In programming a good variable name helps you remember what the variable does. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20131130 13:47:52
Re: Terminology for FractionsOk. #8 20131130 13:51:11
Re: Terminology for FractionsI do not think you will have much problems naming it, after all you did come up with Jibba Jabba. By the way, welcome to the forum. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20131130 20:30:51
Re: Terminology for Fractionshi Jibba Jabba
This happens a lot in maths. But you're supposed to define your terms so others do know what you're talking about. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #10 20131201 07:33:43
Re: Terminology for FractionsBob, I had a look at the links. Helpful. Thanks. 