Re: Numeric properties

```Christopher,

Many thanks.  It's glaringly obvious, isn't it?  Oh well.```
```
Peter

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>At 06:25 6-12-2001, Peter B. West wrote:
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>>I don't know how kosher this is, and would appreciate any comments.  I am
>>also puzzled by the constraint in the spec (5.9.6 Absolute Numerics) that:
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>>that the numerics on either side of the operation be absolute numerics of
>>the same unit power. For other operations, the unit powers may be
>>different and the result should be mathematically consistent as with the
>>handling of powers in algebra.
>>
>>As I read this, it means that, while I can divide a <length> by a number,
>>resulting in a <length> of the same unit power, I cannot take the mod of a
>><length> using a number.  Can anyone explaing the reasons for this restriction?
>>
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>Modulo only makes sense when the quotient is an integer.  When you divide
>four inches by three, there isn't anything left over; you have three parts
>of 4/3 inches each.  But if you take three-inch pieces of four inches, you
>have one inch left over.
>
>~Chris
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