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shubhamsrgBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
which people ? tell me? :O
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
As is true with all meaning it depends on the context.
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EyadBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A number is smaller if it is less than another number
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I mean, sometimes they say that numbers like 1.0000001 are small, and sometimes they say that numbers like 10000000000000000000000000000000 are small.
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's all subjective.
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
10000000000000000000000000000000 is an extremely large negative number.
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why even worry, you're supposed to know from context?
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I conclude this post by noting down that it is all relative.
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ParthKohliBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Good point, they even point out the epsilon.
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mathsloverBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It depends Parth, 1 is smaller than 2 but greater than 0.
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I would say \(a\) is smaller than \(b\) if \(a < b\)
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terenzreignzBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
^that readily extends to complex numbers :)
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mathsloverBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
We compare them . Like : 1.00000001 is smaller than 2 but is greater than 0 . We use the word "small" for some numbers comparing them to our real life examples. The speed of a car is 3 km/hr , we say it as small as the normal speed is 6080 km/hr. And we say 3 cakes as enough for a person !
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It also extends to arbitrary normed vector spaces
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mathsloverBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
As skull already mentioned : It depends on the context.
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skullpatrolBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
When dealing with negative numbers it is better to think about "less than" rather than "smaller than."
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There is actually a concept of a "small" number. It is what I stated above. It is in terms of "magnitude" for lack of a better word.
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UnkleRhaukusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think i agree with Eyad; smaller usually means less than for example i would say that: the smallest value that cosθ can be is negative one i dont agree that the smaller number is necessarily implying the smallest in magnitude
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UnkleRhaukusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
another example would be if we were asked to arrange the numbers from smallest to largest i would say that {1000000000,0,1, 1.0000001,2,3,60,80} is correct and that {0,1, 1.0000001,2,3,60,80,1000000000} is incorrect
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is an infinitesimal a small number?
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UnkleRhaukusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im not even sure if an infinitesimal is a number
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I would disagree with your sorting example. I would say that you are talking about sorting from least to greatest, not smallest to biggest.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
whatever it is, it is greater than zero but smaller than the smallest number
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Less than, greater than != smaller than, bigger than
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UnkleRhaukusBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So, @Alchemista if i asked for; the number which is smallest in magnitude , you would say that is tautology? [maybe you are right]
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