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What is this operator?

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1. Homework Statement

the limit of [theta] / theta

as theta goes to 3 from the left hand side

The brackets though, are only the bottom half of a bracket, like an L and the mirror image of an L around the theta. The solution manual shows the answer is 2/3. I'm really quite confused on what the half bracket operator could be. Thanks in advance.
 
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It's the floor function. It means that you round down to the closest whole number.

So for example floor(9.6) would be rounded down to 9.
 
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Dick

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Uh, aren't ceil and floor different? You defined one and then used the other in your example. Sorry to nitpick. :)
 
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Hehe, typo -- fixed
 

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