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Topic: Adding Fractions
Replies: 4   Last Post: Jun 20, 1997 9:41 AM

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Fletch

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Adding Fractions
Posted: Jun 20, 1997 1:30 AM
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>Huh? How can you _understand_ how to do something without knowing why
>the method works?


I use a computer everyday and am not sure I understand why it works.
Something about 1s and 0s and open and closed circuits. Anyways, I do
understand how to do use it. Furthermore, I know a few folks I went to
school with that know how to use a computer to send e-mail and such, but
have NO idea why it works. Moreover, I would assume that most everyone
who uses e-mail knows how to do it but does not have the foggiest idea
about TCIP or network protocol (why it works).

So then, I politely beg to differ and say that it is possible to
understand how to do something without knowing why the method works.





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