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    A Bug In Maths, 81 divided by 2 error

    If you divide 81 by 2 using the normal division method, you get 4.5 as the answer, when the answer should be 40.5

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    Code:
    var int_val:Number = 81;
    trace((int_val/2)); // 40.5
    
    trace(81/2); //40.5
    What are you talking about Adit?
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    there...you see!!

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    Try dividing manually, the basic division technique taught in schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adit_ya_sharma View Post
    Try dividing manually, the basic division technique taught in schools.
    That's weird, if I try that, I am getting 31.77777(7 repeats infinitely). I think you're onto something here.

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    The way i was taught in school.

    2 goes into 8, 4 times = 4

    2 goes into 1, 0 times = 40

    2 goes into 10, 5 times = 40.5

    Or you can simply split it in half since we're dividing by 2, half of 80 is 40, half of 1 is .5
    I don't know who taught you how to divide, but they did it wrong.

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    wait, you dont know that division technique taught in indian schools, no wonder we gettin all the jobs man lol
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    Hey aditya,

    Can you tell what answer do you get when you divide 82 by 4?
    sameer rao

    there...you see!!

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    I am getting 42. Looks like you've found THE question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martiansam View Post
    Hey aditya,

    Can you tell what answer do you get when you divide 82 by 4?
    :O my god, another one. I am getting 2.5.
    -Aditya

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    That explains.
    sameer rao

    there...you see!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adit_ya_sharma View Post
    :O my god, another one. I am getting 2.5.
    should not you be getting 20.5, okay it's division on units i.e., 8/4 and 2/4, so is 2.5

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    Try 'Long Division' method.
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