I've been working diligently on my homework. Tuesday was 3 hours, and Monday was 1. I'm averaging something like 5 hours' work for each class session. When I get something wrong (I check my answers in the back of the book), I go over it again and again until I know how to come up with the right answer. I've done very very well with calculating interest rates. So how's come I can't get it right with the continuously compounded rate? Every single time, I get just a smidge off (like 11 to 13 cents off). I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I blame Texas Instruments. Or I'd like to. This is how the machines take over, right? A bunch of pocket calculators, bored with the sheer inanity of their under-use, start talking to one another about how idiotic their handlers are and soon they'll be herding us into cattle cars or somesuch and whacking us on the palms with sapient pearwood slide-rules.
Okay. I know it's completely anal of me, but I want that last .25 percent of a point on my grade for my online homework. I'm scared later in the semester something will come along that's harder than what I've done so far, and then I'll need every jot and tittle of points to hold on to my A.
Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? *vexation*