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It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3 = 0.333...
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Oct 1, 2017 4:06 PM



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Re: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3 = 0.333...
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Oct 1, 2017 4:06 PM


On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:59:14 PM UTC+2, John Gabriel wrote:
> why use "0.333..." as the representation and not "asadaff..."
Because it gives a hint which number I might mean in this case.
Same with
0.111... 0.222... 0.333... : 0.999... > You use 0.333... because it is supported by the idea of an infinite sum.
Guess so.
> By the same token [...] you would never write 3.14159... for pi if it > did not have the support of the [...] infinite sum.
Guess so, yes. :)
It's called /decimal representation/.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_representation



