I’ve heard people joke about computer programs that are great, but when the divide 3 by 2, they get 1.4999999, most recently in the “chicken cross the road” thread.
What’s the deal with this?
I have an ancient (useful, but archaic) calculator: a TI 36.
This simple computer correctly calculates 3/2 as 1.5
Why can’t some computers do this?
I don’t know who first said “everyone’s a critic,” but I think it’s a really stupid saying.