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 Division by three (Posted on 2002-04-24)
What do you get as the result, and the remainder, if you divide eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven by three?

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 re(7): the solution posted is WRONG!!!! | Comment 12 of 19 |
(In reply to re(6): the solution posted is WRONG!!!! by Gamer)

I'm still trying to figure out where people get the idea that "and" means decimal point. I've seen examples given in this discussion where "and" is used in conjunction with a fraction, such as two and three tenths, but it the "ths" at the end of ten that makes the fraction, not the "and". The only mathematical meaning assigned to "and" by the Random House dictionary (handy because it is on the computer), is 2. added to; plus:, and indeed two and three tenths is indeed two plus three tenths, as one hundred and five is one hundred plus five, which is 105, and "fourscore and seven" is fourscore plus seven, which is 87, and "four and twenty blackbirds" is 24 blackbirds. "And" in no way, by itself, performs any function as a decimal point. I'd be interested in seeing any reference which defines "and" by itself to represent such.
 Posted by Charlie on 2003-06-05 16:14:26

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