One of the college classes I am taking is a problem solving/programming class. It is fun. I am learning some basic programming techniques.

Challenge, for all you math/programming oriented people out there. What does this simple script do?

numerator = 1;

denominator = 1;

term = numerator/denominator;

num=0;

sumt = 1;

tic;

while abs(term) >= 0.0000001

denominator=denominator+2;

term=numerator/denominator;

if mod(num,2)==0

sumt=sumt-term;

else

sumt=sumt+term;

end

num=num+1;

end

toc;

The prize is a year's supply of dog hair.

Also, if you know what it does, can you show me a more efficient way to do it?

Thank thee.

**Note: Due to circumstances beyond my control, there should be some indenting in the code (specifically for the while and if/else loops). I apologize for any confusion.

## Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Does it make waffles? Faster way? Waffle iron.

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