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MathCAd Error

MathCAd Error

(OP)
Hi Folks,

Please help me with the issues I have encountered using MathCAd 15. I'm using a Script with program on it but the result box shows differently. Please see snap for reference. I dont know which part is wrong. Thanks.

When I redefined one of the values using the same magnitude, the result box become correct.

RE: MathCAd Error

Both are technically wrong, as written.

> In both boxes, you are comparing fractions using Mathcad's internal floating point representation, so the difference of two fractions is not equivalent to resultant fraction, when expressed in floating point. The usual approach is to compare against some sort of ε, which is the largest possible valid floating point difference, rather than zero
> Your second box has the two input values reversed

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RE: MathCAd Error

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sorry. I'm not into programming. Can you please explain further. It will help me a lot. Thanks.

RE: MathCAd Error

You should be able to do at least the math; this is pretty much high school stuff

Instead of

If Inputs(0).Value > Inputs(1).Value Then

you would have

If Inputs(0).Value - Inputs(1).Value > epsilon Then

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RE: MathCAd Error

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Oh I see. Thanks.

I'm thinking if there is any option or program that can possibly round the given value into closest number that may used to satisfy the "equal part" of the program.

There is no problem in greater or less than part, its just the equal portion.

Thanks.

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RE: MathCAd Error

Round both numbers to the desired number of places then.

RE: MathCAd Error

That's essentially equivalent to comparing the difference to epsilon, but there's still a risk of rounding the wrong direction and it removes the precision that the floating point values have.

Best practice is to use full precision and compare against a known static value. I think you are missing the point. The use of the epsilon is specifically for comparing "equal" values that might not have exactly identical floating point representation. This is hardly a new problem; it's been around since computer programs starting using floating point numbers.

If you must, you can leave the numbers as fractions using Mathcad's symbolic engine

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