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## #1 2014-02-06 21:50:49

evinda
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### which is the right result?

Hey!!I have a question..
Suppose  base=10 , precision t=3, -L=U=10 and

I want to calculate the relative error for B.
We don't make rounding.For example,if we have the value 345.924 it is equal to
and the corresponding floating number is
.

Could you tell me which is the result,so I can check mine?

Last edited by evinda (2014-02-07 00:55:29)

## #2 2014-02-07 00:50:33

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### Re: which is the right result?

Hi evinda;

I am afraid I do not understand what you want. What do you want to check the relative error for?

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 2014-02-07 00:54:40

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### Re: which is the right result?

#### bobbym wrote:

Hi evinda;

I am afraid I do not understand what you want. What do you want to check the relative error for?

I found the relative error

but I don't know if the result that I found is right.

## #4 2014-02-07 01:02:36

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### Re: which is the right result?

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.

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I found

.

## #6 2014-02-07 01:13:18

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### Re: which is the right result?

Is this what you are calculating?

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 2014-02-07 01:33:15

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### Re: which is the right result?

#### bobbym wrote:

Is this what you are calculating?

Yes, I calculate the real value of this

and its value as a floating-point number.
So,the result I am looking for should have the form

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## #8 2014-02-07 01:38:22

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### Re: which is the right result?

The exact value is 3 / 10, now what did you get for your floating point value?

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 2014-02-07 01:40:01

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### Re: which is the right result?

#### bobbym wrote:

The exact value is 3 / 10, now what did you get for your floating point value?

I got

..Is this right?

## #10 2014-02-07 01:43:37

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### Re: which is the right result?

1? How did you get that?

I can calculate the relative error of that answer if you like.

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.