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Re: Funny rational number arithmetic
Posted:
Dec 15, 1993 7:27 PM


> > Paul Zorn has come up with a reasonable conjecture of how (a,b)+(c,d)= > (a+c,b+d). Unfortunately, this is not what the authors had in mind. > Anyone else care to try? The reason for posting this is that it > tells some of what was wrong with the last attempt to change the > way mathematics was taught. We need to learn what the mistakes > were, so as to try to avoid similar ones now. > Dick Askey >
Perhaps (mantissa,exponent)?
 Michael Fahy Phone: (714) 9976879 Associate Professor Fax : (714) 5326048 Mathematics and Computer Science Mail : fahy@chapman.edu Chapman University 333 N. Glassell Orange, CA 92666



