I am confused with the conversion limitations between the three: ints, floats and double.

The question is whether the following operations give the same result or not (yield true or not).

For instance we have an integer x:
Would (Float)(x) == (float)(double)(x)

I believe that should be true, as the int would get converted into double perfectly. And similar rounding would take place in conversion between int-->float and double--->float. Yea, correct reasoning?

But what about between: (d is short for double)
1)(dx - dy) = double(x - y)
2)(dx * dy) * dz = dx * (dy * dz)

I know 2) is not true, as floating point numbers are not associative. But I can't think of an example where equation 2) shoudl return false and prove my answer.

Any help would be appreciated!

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>>Would (Float)(x) == (float)(double)(x)

Maybe yes, and maybe no. == does not always work with floats and doubles due to the way they are stored in memory. Testing for equality with floats/doubles is always unreliable and risky business.

>>I know 2) is not true, as floating point numbers are not associative
What gave you that idea? The statement is true regardless of the data type of dx and dy.

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