On 7 Apr, 13:01, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 7 Apr, 12:22, KBH <emptyp...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > Oh and Ho: > > > 0: 0000 > > 1: 3000 -> 10000 > > What is this supposed to mean i really do not get it, please explain > in layman terms. > > > 0: 0000 > > 1: 0003 -> 00001 > > Same goes for this i have no idea whay you try to communicate, i just > do not get what is those proceding numbers and colons? What base you > represent and is it meant to represent naturals or fractions? > > > But then: > > > 0, 2/3, 1/3, 2/9, 1/9, 2/27, 1/27, 2/81, 1/81, ... > > > and > > > 0, -2/3, -1/3, -2/9, -1/9, -2/27, -1/27, -2/81, -1/81, ... > > You ask me howto express negative collections? > > I am not sure what you try to say, i am luckily not trained in > mathematics ;D but i have good analytical skill only math i done was a > discrete math course 20 years ago but i factored one RSA challenge on > a PC-XT many many years ago in a galaxy far away... > I find this interesting though, because to me it seem that modern > mathematics and old shool greek had a totally different view of the > field, it seem like Plato was convinced that each countable entity-> > natural was a discrete continum and that you could take cut from these > and express them as fractions.
So according to Plato (as i interpretate him) a number is just a *collection* of countable items and a fraction -> our decimals a grouping of cuts from a discrete item.