# What's Wrong With This Quantum Analogy?

"Sometimes the idea of the quantum is compared to the units we use for money. A dollar can be divided into smaller units, where the cent is the smallest possible unit."

A question I came across in a textbook. Given that their Planck formula is $E=nhf$, how is the analogy incorrect?

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Were you able to rule out any of the three factors as key to the question? – WillO Aug 4 at 0:57