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BY : Bob Ammerman email (remove spam text)

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From: "Jinx" <spamBeGonejoecolquittspamBeGoneRemoveMECLEAR.NET.NZ>

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Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 10:42 PM

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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