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# Asterisks article questions and comments

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 Expert Mod 5K+ P: 9,197 If we try to divide 7/2 we will get 3.5 symetrical asteriks asterikses sterp beetwen "standard" triangle Basicly allways Secound differance There are lots of typos and misspellings that I assume will get cleaned up. My main comment is 7/2. The result of 7/2 is 3 and not 3.5. That is, there are three 2's in 7. You can't have half a 2 since integers have no decimal places. If you really want 3.5 you have to start out with 7.0/2.0. So, integer arithmetic always produces integer results. There is also the significant figures issue. 3 represents any value between 3 and less than 4. The value 3.5 represents and value betweem 3.5 and less than 3.6. That is, a result is accurate only to the degree of its coarsest component. That is, you cannot make things more accurate by adding decimal places. The typos (not all of them): symetrical --> symmetrical asteriks --> asterisks asterikses -->asterisks sterp --> step beetwen "standard" triangle --> between Basicly --> Basically allways --> always Secound differance -->Second difference Lastly, what is a standard triangle?? Right, equilateral, isosceles, asymmetrical?? Jun 9 '07 #2

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 There are lots of typos and misspellings that I assume will get cleaned up. My main comment is 7/2. The result of 7/2 is 3 and not 3.5. That is, there are three 2's in 7. You can't have half a 2 since integers have no decimal places. If you really want 3.5 you have to start out with 7.0/2.0. So, integer arithmetic always produces integer results. There is also the significant figures issue. 3 represents any value between 3 and less than 4. The value 3.5 represents and value betweem 3.5 and less than 3.6. That is, a result is accurate only to the degree of its coarsest component. That is, you cannot make things more accurate by adding decimal places. The typos (not all of them): symetrical --> symmetrical asteriks --> asterisks asterikses -->asterisks sterp --> step beetwen "standard" triangle --> between Basicly --> Basically allways --> always Secound differance -->Second difference Lastly, what is a standard triangle?? Right, equilateral, isosceles, asymmetrical?? I know,I have noticed those few minutes after I finished posting post #2,but to late to change them.About this issue: 7/2=3.5,I wasn't trying to say what is resulting integer when compiled using integer arithmetic,I was saying what is true result when u divide those in real life ,what u will get when u divide 7 with 2?About ur last question I meant one isosceles triangle. Thank u so much for this comment,I really appreciate it. :D PS:It's my first article. Savage Jun 9 '07 #3

 Expert 100+ P: 1,251 I know,I have noticed those few minutes after I finished posting post #2,but to late to change them.About this issue: 7/2=3.5,I wasn't trying to say what is resulting integer when compiled using integer arithmetic,I was saying what is true result when u divide those in real life ,what u will get when u divide 7 with 2?About ur last question I meant one isosceles triangle. Thank u so much for this comment,I really appreciate it. :D PS:It's my first article. Savage Do you have write access to the Editor's forum? I'll move it there if you want? Adrian Jun 9 '07 #4

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 Do you have write access to the Editor's forum? I'll move it there if you want? Adrian I don't know.Jos asked me to. Is there a way to find it out? Savage Jun 9 '07 #5

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 Bumping,pumping Savage Jun 10 '07 #6

 Expert 100+ P: 1,251 I don't know.Jos asked me to. Is there a way to find it out? Savage Yeah, try it. ;) I'll move it now. Adrian Jun 10 '07 #7

 Expert 100+ P: 1,251 Yeah, try it. ;) I'll move it now. Adrian Done. Adrian Jun 10 '07 #8

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 Yeah, try it. ;) I'll move it now. Adrian Nope,I can't edit it. :( Savage Jun 10 '07 #9

 Expert 100+ P: 1,251 Nope,I can't edit it. :( Savage PM Mary, perhaps she can give you rights. Adrian Jun 10 '07 #10

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 PM Mary, perhaps she can give you rights. Adrian I'll try. Savage Jun 10 '07 #11

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 I'll try. Savage OK,I have PMed her. Savage Jun 10 '07 #12

 Expert 100+ P: 1,764 PM Mary, perhaps she can give you rights. Adrian Nope: Sorry Savage the structure doesn't allow for this. If the article has been moved to editors corner then post a reply of the revised article with corrections to it and when you are done the revised article post can be moved back to the articles section for you. Mary This is the only option I have. Jun 10 '07 #13

 Expert 100+ P: 1,251 Nope: This is the only option I have. Ok, PM me when you have it done. Adrian Jun 10 '07 #14