May the value of the variable be from interval (0,1)

slovac

Senior Member
Please imagine a situation: I want to do a simulation to set a value of a variable in(except of setting values I am going to do also other activities, but it is not important). I will choose the value from the interval (0,1).
Can I say to audience (while explaining to them what I did):

May the value of the variable be from interval (0,1) - by this sentence I will inform them that I have chosen values from mentioned interval.

Thank you
 
  • Prairiefire

    Senior Member
    US (Midwest) - English
    In my American math classes, I never heard the phrase "May the value of the variable be..."

    Do you mean to say, "Suppose the value of the variable is..." or "Assume the value of the variable to be..."? I often heard those phrases.
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    While that may be the way to write it formally in some mathematical field, if I were trying to explain to the audience, I would be inclined to keep it simple
    Let the value of the variable be between 0 and 1.
     
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