Re: Strange Maths (was Re: Why not 13 months?)

Alan J Rosenthal (
28 Jul 95 20:36:00 GMT (Whittet) writes:
>When you have to translate between many different units of length or weight
>the chances of getting ripped off by the roundoff error increase. If you
>don't believe me try exchanging your currency at an airport.

This is an entirely spurious explanation of getting ripped off in currency
exchange at an airport. When the Canadian and U.S. dollars were fixed as being
equal in value, as they were for some time, you still got ripped off converting
between them.

Alan "waiting for compiles" Rosenthal