[plt-scheme] fractions and decimals

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Mon Jan 20 10:11:39 EST 2003

At Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:00:23 -0500, Paul Schlie wrote:
> Wonder if broadly adopting the convention that decimals terminated with a
> zero (0), would be interpreted as an inexact number, otherwise considered
> exact; would help unify the two worlds;

I may be misunderstanding the proposal, but I don't think this would
solve the problem for the teaching levels. For example, when working
with American dollars, students expect "0.10" to mean exactly a dime.


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