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Topic: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
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Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:00 AM
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JT <> 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 one-half expressed in base 3 to be 0.1111...

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