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Topic: How to avoid wrong answers in simple arithmetic expressions.
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Bruno Luong

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Re: How to avoid wrong answers in simple arithmetic expressions.
Posted: Jan 20, 2013 5:46 AM
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OK if you don't like negative power I give you an example of positive power that contradict what you said:
[The IEEE 754 format description on Wikipedia was a bit confusing - all those negative powers of 2! It really boils down to - if a number can be represented as a sum of powers of 2]

Which is wrong statement. Why, because:

2^100 can be represents by IEEE
(2^100 + 1) cannot.

Both are sum of power of 2.

Bruno



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