Floor and CeilingDate: 05/28/2000 at 19:28:14 From: Veena Subject: Discrete Maths What do 'floor' and 'ceiling' mean in mathematics? Date: 05/29/2000 at 19:49:14 From: Doctor Schwa Subject: Re: Discrete Maths Floor means round down to the lower integer; ceiling means round up. For example, floor(2.5) = 2, floor(-2.5) = -3, floor(2) = 2, floor(-2) = -2 ceil(2.5) = 3, ceil(-2.5) = -2, ceil(2) = 2, ceil(-2) = -2 - Doctor Schwa, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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