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Topic: Re: math education
Replies: 3   Last Post: Dec 15, 1993 7:27 PM

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Michael Fahy

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

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