Large number division
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 94 10:53:16 PST From: Keith Averell Subject: grade 3 math Dear Dr. Math, Do you know what 1,223,444,777,888,999 divided by 1,999,888,777,666,555,444,333,222,123 is? There is one more question: how is it to be a math whiz? I wish I could be a math whiz like you. How did you learn math so good? How is it to be a college professor? Is it nice or is it bad? I wish I could meet you. I have heard about you a little bit. Bye, Clayton Frank Chong
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 1994 00:07:52 -0500 (EST) From: Dr. Ethan Subject: Clayton's Question Hey Clayton, I am glad you asked. I happen to love division. The problem you have given will have an answer less than one because the second number is bigger than the first. The answer turns out to be a very small decimal. Have you studied decimals? The answer is .000000000000611756 In regard to your other questions about being a math whiz, I don't know if I can be much help. I work very hard at math and have become a lot better, but I am still a long way from being a math whiz. The one thing I would say is never stop asking good questions and don't just find out the answer but find out why. I also am not a college professor but I think that most of them like it. Ethan - Doctor On Call
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