On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 03:18:59AM +0900, Thomas Jollans wrote:
> while learning ruby i wanted to program a simple fahrenheit to celsius 
> converter. for that i need 9/5 to be 1,8 (and not 1). how do i do that 
> in ruby?

You might be interested in this tutorial:
http://www.math.umd.edu/~dcarrera/ruby/0.3/

It's a work in progress, but it's quite useful already.

In particular, it covers problems such as the one you just described.

-- 
Daniel Carrera
Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Math Dept.
University of Maryland.  (301) 405-5137