Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

New Math

It's not new math so much as *old* math that is getting me down right now.

I'm trying to work out some math for a 30/360 interest calculation and it's making me bonkers. The reason that this math is still used is tradition more than anything else, because it used to make it easy to look up the results in tables before calculators were around.

It's throwing a wrench into my computational methods though. I've *almost* got it to behave, I think. Let me just go check a few more numbers with a calculator...
Tags: math, musings, work

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