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DDDD on 27 Oct 2014
Closed: MATLAB Answer Bot on 20 Aug 2021
If I walk from point A to point B, with pace length of C, how many steps must I take to go from A to B, to be within 0.2m of B. Plot step size against number of steps required,

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Andrew Reibold
Andrew Reibold on 27 Oct 2014
Edited: Andrew Reibold on 27 Oct 2014
steps_required = ceil(((B-.2)-A)/C)
Explanation: Assuming you want to take the minimum amount of steps, the distance you MUST travel is the difference between B-A, with a grace of .2
Divided that distance by your step length, and you get the number of steps (round UP).
I'll let you do the critical thinking for the second part. This sounds like a homework problem.
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DDDD on 27 Oct 2014
So ceil is a "ceiling" function? Thanks

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