Date: Feb 11, 2013 3:14 AM Author: William Elliot Subject: Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal On Sun, 10 Feb 2013, JT 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

1/2 = 0.1 in binary

1/2 = 0.111... in ternary

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.

and