Things maybe only I find amusing

  • When a person is working a problem asking for something like, “How long did it take for Alice to walk from point A to point B?” and the answer is given in seconds, out to six decimal places. I believe that’s about three orders of magnitude below the threshold for human perception of time. If this were a problem about quantum physics or computer processing time, then an answer in the microsecond range would make sense. But walking?
  • Similarly, when applied to business/economics problems where the answer is a dollar amount. I’ve seen these taken out 12 decimal places before.

Just because it has more decimal places doesn’t make it a more correct answer, folks.


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