Date: Feb 11, 2013 3:28 AM
Author: Jussi Piitulainen
Subject: Re: Wikipedia and fractions in other base then decimal

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.