SPUG: Incorrect subtraction result

Aaron West tallpeak at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 26 07:51:49 PDT 2008

I'd like to add that if it seems strange that some fractions (such as 1/5 or
1/10) cannot be represented accurately in binary, consider the fact that 1/3
and 1/7 (for example) cannot be accurately represented in base 10 (decimal).
The reason is the same.

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