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JakeD

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First of all, if this is wrong forum, I apologize; please direct me to the correct one.

I have 4 * 8-byte integers, representing 2 rational numbers (i.e. 2 pairs of a nominator & a denominator).

The 2 rational numbers have the same mathematical value, but different nominator & denominator components.

E.g. 7/50, 21/150.

I cast the numbers to doubles (8-byte floating number), and then divide the pairs of the casted nominator/denominators.

Is it guaranteed that the result is the same among the 2 division operations, for arbitrary integers?

The following assumptions may be made:

1. The nominator & denominator are whole numbers, representable by less than 50 bits.

2. The denominator is larger or equal to the nominator.

Regards