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MetaDave 🇪🇺

In the last 25 years, the only serious mathematics I've used was part of a forecasting system, in which I had to take forecasts of A, B, and (A-B), where A & B were a couple of orders of magnitude greater than (A-B), and adjust the forecast values of A and B (lets say Af and Bf) in order that the (Af - Bf) was equal to the the forecast of (A-B).

Now I didn't do the forecasting, I just had to do the adjustment, and it turned out that to so I had to solve a quadratic equation using the classic method.

In Informatica Powercenter.