JT
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Re: 1/3 partitioned expansion in different bases
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Feb 1, 2013 4:10 PM


On 1 Feb, 14:05, forbisga...@gmail.com wrote: > Without 0 the number 3 less than 3 couldn't be displayed. > > Only the prime factors of the number system's base have > numeric expansion of fractions terminating with an infinite > set of zeros. For base 10 that would be 2 and 5, that is > 1/2, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/10, 1/16, 1/20, 1/25, etc. and their > multiples.
You are confused the zeros in 1/2 1/4 etc etc is imaginary not real. And for the endless expansion of digits in 1/3, 1/7 i offered a solution using bases without zero.

