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    Quick Question

    Please can anyone tell me what the following means with respect to 'k'?

    0 < k < 1

    I'm sure this is very simple. Many thanks
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    This means that k is greater than or equal to 0 and k is less than 1. If k is a real number, then there are many possible values for k, but if k is an integer, it has to be 0.
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    Another more compact way to say it is "k is between 0 and 1, possibly equal to 0"

    If you're having trouble with the symbol, then an easy way to remember is that with the symbols "<" and ">", the symbol always points to the smaller number.
    Last edited by DrSteve; January 11th 2011 at 04:58 AM.
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    Many thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSteve View Post
    If you're having trouble with the symbol, then an easy way to remember is that with the symbols "<" and ">", the sybol always points to the smaller number.
    "The hungry crocodile eats the bigger number."
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