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Topic: 1/3 partitioned expansion in different bases.
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William Elliot

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Re: 1/3 partitioned expansion in different bases.
Posted: Feb 1, 2013 1:12 AM
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On Thu, 31 Jan 2013, JT wrote:

> How is fraction 1/3 expressed in base 3,

0.1

> But has it really in base 3???
>

What is that asking?

> And this is where number zero gets interesting, because when you use
> zero number 3 is expressed 10 in base 3 right?


Correct

> But in a number system without 0 it should *undoubtly* be expressed a
> single 1. And number 6 be 11 number 9 be 12 do you people agree?
>

No.




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