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1416 as the appropriate value. Both these examples have 'rounded up', but this is not always the case. If the 'remainder' is exactly halfway between the two contending approximate values, one of several conventions must be adopted consistently. A typical way is to 'round up' whenever the remainder is midway between the two possible values, but this imposes an upward bias on approximations. An alternative, spreading some errors upwards, others downwards, is to 'round to even'. For example, if we have to choose between rounding towards a number ending in either 7 or 8, we choose 8.

Boolean algebra is an intrinsic part of most computer languages. This also has uses in computer graphics in combining various structural forms to produce more complex structures for depiction. For example, the essential structure of the tower of Big Ben can be represented as the union of a rectangular block with a suitably placed pyramid. What about all the wrinkly bits of detail, you ask? Have patience, let's just start with the easy stuffi 3. Coordinates and Dimension: Representations of Space and Colour Introduction Computer graphics is involved with space and its occupancy.

The year 1977, to take a relatively rich example, is represented in Roman numerals as MCMLXXVII, interpreted in denary form as the sum of 1000 (M), 100 less than 1000 (CM), 50 (L), 20 (XX), 5 (V) and 2 (II). If a lower-value symbol appears immediately before one of the next higher status, the implication is that the lower is subtracted from the higher. Symbols always represent the same numerical value regardless of their positions, although their positions relative to each other indicate whether they are to be added or subtracted.

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