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Why can't we round results of linear programming to get integer programming?

If linear programming suggests that we need $2.5$ trucks to deliver goods, why can't we round up and say $3$ trucks are needed? If linear programming suggests we can afford only $3.7$ workers, then ...
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How to rewrite a function such that integer division is applied before multiplication

Given the following function $$f(x,y) = (x \cdot y + 999)\; \text{div} \; 1000$$ where $x \in \{0, 1, 2, \dots, 2^{63}-1\}$, $y \in \{1, 2, 3, \dots, 500\}$, and the div operator is defined to round ...
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1/2 Approximation to MAX-DICUT by rounding a linear program

Consider a graph $G=(V, A, w)$, where each arc $(u,v)\in A$ has a non negative weight $w_{u,v} \in \mathbb{R}^+$, partition $V$ into $U$ and $W$, $W=V-U$ such that $\sum_{(i,j)\in A} w_{i,j}z_{i,j}$ ...
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Rounding of $2-10^{20}$ in IEEE double precision

How do we get the rounding of $2-10^{20}$ in IEEE double precision? The textbook says it is $-10^{20}$, but I do not know why. I think my textbook only explains the rule for rounding mantissa.
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Converting Decimal Numbers between 0 and 1 to Binary

I've been playing around with a program I wrote that converts decimal numbers to binary numbers and i've noticed that eventually, after applying the algorithm (multiply by 2, subtract 1 if greater ...
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Increased rounding relative error when subtracting

I'm reading the book "Lessons in Scientific Computing" by Schoerghofer and it says: If x and y are real numbers of the same sign, their sum x + y has an absolute error that adds the two ...
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Compile-time error control vs. interval arithmetic?

I use interval arithmetic for reliable computing. Now, a procedure coded in a good implementation of interval arithmetic takes perhaps about eight times as much as the same procedure carried out ...
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Are IEEE floating point numbers intervals or point values?

The context is IEEE 754-2008 floating point number systems. The systems defined by the standard comprise, as far as I understand it, a bit-level representation and a set of guarantees on the precision ...
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Rounding logarithm to next integer — Potential function

The problem is IV-3 of this pdf: potential function. Defining a potential function as $\Phi(i) = 2i - 2^{\lfloor{\log_2i}\rfloor+1} + 1$ The solution states that if $i$ is not an exact power of $2$,...