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## Re: [Chicken-users] Possible numbers bug

 From: Matt Welland Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Possible numbers bug Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 11:34:00 -0700

```On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 11:03:41AM -0700, Matt Welland wrote:
....
>> 2. Taking the inverse exponent (i.e. result^(1/n) ) runs into trouble
>> at n=144. Anyone care to explain why that is and is there a numerical
>> methods trick to work around it?
>
> You divide the inexact 1.0 by the number.  Try doing an exact division
> like (/ 1 n) or just (/ n). This will produce a rational number which
> is exact and not limited in any way.

Ah, yeah, I forgot to mention that I tried both 1.0 and 1 and got the
same result.

Matt
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