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12,666 hits 4.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by EhFahQ

Are these two values the same?


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2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 5:28:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
If something was .99 cents and I paid with a penny, what kind of change would I get back?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 5:44:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
lincoln's nose
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 5:58:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
You know why Lincoln wasnt guilty?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 6:52:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, why?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 7:14:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/29/15 - 6:52:22 PM Mispelled wrote:
No, why?


Because you would not believe how many people think they are the same.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 8:42:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 9/29/15 - 6:52:22 PM Mispelled wrote:
No, why?


Dammit, you were responding to my question.

Because he is in-a-cent.

CORAL.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 9/29/15 - 8:45:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
REEF-ER
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 4:33:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM funstuff wrote:
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.


think of the dollar sign and the cents sign as multipliers.

a dollar sign multiplies the value by 1.

the cents sign multiplies the value by .01.

so what you have is .99 on the right side, and .0099 on the left.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 4:42:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM funstuff wrote:
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.


I don't know how the units of measure can ever be irrelevant- - the values are $0.99 (99 cents) and $0.0099 (ninety-nine hundredths of a cent).
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 4:47:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
are you trying to one up me cowdung?

and are you and thebsr the same person?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 4:59:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'll never like the Giants enough to admit to being theBSR...
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 5:52:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Someone explain to me why they aren't the same.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/8/15 - 5:54:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 5:52:34 PM EmmieKochy wrote:
Someone explain to me why they aren't the same.

if I give you $5, that's different than if I give you 5¢
same with $0.99 and 0.99¢
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 10/9/15 - 6:07:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Its obvious they aren't the same (mathematically). And as CD points out : UNITS!

But, since the whole point of writing is communication, and common sense is rather the important skill in doing that, I'd have to say the meaning of both is the same, and would always take either sign to mean 99 cents. The one means exactly that, the other is otherwise without meaning. You may as well say the cost is $12/0 or some such.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 10/11/15 - 11:59:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM funstuff wrote:
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.


Holy sh*t.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 10/12/15 - 12:47:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
They both mean nothing because there's no 0 before the decimal point.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 5:52:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM funstuff wrote:
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.


Fail.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 8:44:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 10/8/15 - 2:00:06 PM funstuff wrote:
The values are the same because each has a decimal point before the 99. The $ sign can be ignored in this example because it is irrelevant.

Were you home-schooled?
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:02:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 10/12/15 - 12:47:19 AM Mat wrote:
They both mean nothing because there's no 0 before the decimal point.


also false.

.1 is also equal to 0.10000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:04:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:04:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
false
sig figs
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:05:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:04:37 PM mysocks wrote:
false sig figs


? that is not math. that is science. they are the equivalent of rounding up or rounding down.

.1 may not exist in reality. but it does in math.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:08:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
my point being that significant figures are a way of establishing a system of approximation in a non-exact reality.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 10/13/15 - 10:08:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
has nothing to do with the existence of numbers in theory.

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