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Topic: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
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JT

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Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:32 AM
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On 11 Feb, 09:00, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
> In article
> <03a59b13-1fbd-4098-91d7-f093d7cf5...@w4g2000vbk.googlegroups.com>,
>
>  JT <jonas.thornv...@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 one-half expressed in base 3 to be 0.1111...
> --


No both you ,wikipedia 0,5 decimal= 0,1 ternary and William Elliot and
you are wrong 0.111..., while i am correct.



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