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## All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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• #### Sum(Score:1)

Q: sum of 1, 2, and 3
A: 6
?: wrong!

What would you expect the sum of those numbers to be?

• #### Re:(Score:1)

Six! Whoops. I clearly zoned out while writing this. Here are some more stupid "plain English" examples:

Q: sum of 5, 6, and 7
A: 18
?: right!

Q: sum of five, six, and seven
A: (none)
?: useless

Q: sum of five, 6, and seven
A: 6
?: wrong

Q: sum of five, s1x, and seven
A: 0.8414709848
?: okay, I typoed; what happened?

What did happen there? s, 1, x, and s1 are all (no reply). 1x is 1. s1x gets that small nu

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• #### Re:Sum(Score:1)

by ChrisDolan (2855) on 2007.07.03 0:01 (#55913) Homepage Journal
Googling revealed that 0.8414709848 = sin(1)
• #### Re:(Score:1)

Wow... just...

Q: s1

Q: sin 1
A: 1

Q: sin(1)
A: 0.0174524064

Q: s1x
A: 0.8414709848

Q: s2x
A: 0.9092974268
That's the right sin(2) for s2x, there. The answer for sin(1) is for 1 degree. The one you gave is for one radian.

No idea.
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• #### Re:(Score:2)

This was good for a good out-loud laugh this morning. Thank you. :)

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