|From:||Martin Horsch <horsch@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 15, 2001, 20:22|
> And base 8 may have some advantages over base 10 (I tried working
> out the value of pi in base 8 - I think it comes out at3.1111continuing,
> which [assuming I'm correct, can anyone confirm?] would make some
> aspects of geometry a little easier to do in your head).
This would probably be 22/7, which is a good approximation to pi (and
was used in Egypt).
As pi is irrational, it won't have a terminating or cyclic
representation in any system.