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**evinda****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-13
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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?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi evinda;

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

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**evinda****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-13
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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

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is your result?

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**evinda****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-13
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bobbym wrote:

What is your result?

I found

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is this what you are calculating?

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**evinda****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-13
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The exact value is 3 / 10, now what did you get for your floating point value?

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**evinda****Member**- Registered: 2013-04-13
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bobbym wrote:

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

I got

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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1? How did you get that?

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

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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