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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
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Subject: Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??


> > .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.
>
> Wouldn't it come infinitely close to 1 ?

Not after an _infinite_ number of terms.

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

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