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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
picon face BY : Bob Ammerman email (remove spam text)

Sorry Dave,

He's right and you are wrong.

The value .9 repeating is the same as the infinite series:

9/10 + 9/100 + 9/1000 + 9/10000 + ...

Which sums to 1.

Remember --- infinite is infinite. If you carry the series out infinitely
there will be _no_ 'residual'.

We have the same thing in binary where

.1 repeating (binary) is the same as the infinite series:

1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + ...

Which again, after summing an infinite number of terms, comes to exactly 1.

Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems
(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level

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