Virgil
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Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
Posted:
Feb 11, 2013 3:00 AM


In article <03a59b131fbd409891d7f093d7cf5458@w4g2000vbk.googlegroups.com>, JT <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wikipedia claims that 1/2 decimal 0,5 is 0,1 in ternary... and also > 0,1 in binary..... > > In reality it is 0.12 in ternary and 0.101 in binary
Shouldn't 0.12 in base three be the same as 1/3 + 2/3^2 = 3/9 + 2/9 = 5/9?
I make onehalf expressed in base 3 to be 0.1111... 

