SQLServerCentral.com / Discuss Content Posted by Jacob Sebastian / Article Discussions / Article Discussions by Author / TSQL Challenge 45 - Evaluate mathematical expressions presented using / Latest PostsInstantForum.NET v2.9.0SQLServerCentral.comhttp://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/notifications@sqlservercentral.comTue, 23 Sep 2014 15:01:14 GMT20RE: TSQL Challenge 45 - Evaluate mathematical expressions presented usinghttp://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1033381-356-1.aspx<math history lesson>The Romans used look up tables for multiplication and division; their system was too ugly for simple algorithms like we have. Later European used look up tables for Egyptian fractions before we had decimals. (An Egyptian fraction is a sum of unit fractions 3/4 = (1/2 + 1/4), and the goal was to use teh smallest number of unit fractions to express a quantity). <\math history lesson>Tue, 14 Dec 2010 10:20:26 GMTCELKOTSQL Challenge 45 - Evaluate mathematical expressions presented using http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic1033381-356-1.aspxComments posted to this topic are about the item [B]<A HREF="/articles/T-SQL+Challenges/71420/">TSQL Challenge 45 - Evaluate mathematical expressions presented using </A>[/B]Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:04:06 GMTjacob sebastian