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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 5:26 AM
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On 11 Feb, 09:28, Jussi Piitulainen <> wrote:
> 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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