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Topic: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
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Jussi Piitulainen

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Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:28 AM
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William Elliot writes:

> which can be written as 0.1^- where 1^- indicates a bar
> above the 1 which is used for infinite repetition of a digit.
> For example 1/3 = 0.3^- base 10.

I'm sure I've seen this expressed as 0.(1) and 0.(3) respectively,
with the repeating digit sequence indicated by the parentheses.

Works nicelier in plain text. Also works for, say, 0.00(010).

Bars look hideous, especially inline. Embrace parentheses.

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