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Topic: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

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 KBH Posts: 198 Registered: 3/14/10
Re: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

Posted: Feb 12, 2017 4:54 PM

[3 divided into 1] scaled to [3 divided into 10]:

10 - 3 = 7, sum of counts of 1
7 - 3 = 4, sum of counts of 2
4 - 3 = 1, sum of counts of 3
1 - 3 < 0, remainder of 1

Result of 3 + 1/3

Then [3 divided into 10] scaled to [3 divided into 1]:

Result of 3 + 1/3 divided by 10 = 3/10 + 1/30
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