"Don Verhagen" wrote:

Yes, unfortunately none of have a suggestion for changing

the laws of mathametics. It's like asking to split up $3

between 2 people without using cents.

Imagine the ramifications if you could do it...

Assuming i/j (or even 100*i/j) is an integer for each integer i and j, we

should be able to represent every rational number exactly (in binary as well

as in decimal). This, in turn, would imply a trivial solution to the

Discrete Log Problem, meaning we could trivially factor arbitrarily large

numbers. That would render RSA encryption (among other things, like

Diffie-Hellmann key exchanges) immediately obsolete.

Bye-bye public key encryption...

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