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Topic: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
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Virgil

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Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:17 PM
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In article
<6cb6128e-e235-4345-9aaf-6fb6dd6bad7a@g8g2000vbf.googlegroups.com>,
JT <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...
> > --

>
> http://www.anybase.co.nf/


If that says otherwise, it is wrong!
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