Article - 42.86% responded “Yes” on an opinion poll. How many people responded?
03-22-2017, 03:40 PM (This post was last modified: 03-22-2017 04:21 PM by Joe Horn.)
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RE: Article - 42.86% responded “Yes” on an opinion poll. How many people responded?
(03-22-2017 03:15 PM)Vtile Wrote:  ..And the silly fools method.
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Yep, XQ even works for this example in STD mode! Ok, so my next quest is for an example that works as shown in the article and FAILS for XQ (and →Q) in EVERY display setting....

AHA! I think I found one: 71.45%. The simplest ratio that rounds to 71.45% is 388/543, but that's not returned by XQ or →Q in any display setting. So there.

Here's how to work it out using the article's method:
0.71445 = {0, 1, 2, 1, 1, 123, 1, 1, 1, 7} (continued fraction)
0.71455 = {0, 1, 2, 1, 1, 76, 1, 1, 1, 5, 2}
Truncated where they begin to differ plus 1 =
{0, 1, 2, 1, 1, 77} = 388/543

Or, using PDQ: 0.7145 0.00005 PDQ --> 388/543.

EDIT: Wow, there are many such examples. Try 10.1%. Or even 1%. Golly.

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