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Topic: 1/x is never "zero"--it has a smaller and smaller exponent
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DAVE ESPENSHADE

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1/x is never "zero"--it has a smaller and smaller exponent
Posted: Feb 11, 1998 6:34 PM
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until the limit of

1/x is never "zero"--it has a smaller and smaller exponent until the limit of
the calculator is reached. It then sets a flag which may be interpreted in
different ways even by the same calculator (HP-48). There is, of course, a
way of representing zero in the calculator, but you cannot get there directly
by 1/x.





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