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yeah, I know........I just didn't feel like deleting the post.

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- fussnfeathers
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The issue is very, very simple. Not all numbers can be well repsented with a denominator that's a multiple of 10.

The number you want to use to divide a pie equally is 1/9. The apparent 'error' comes up when trying that to force itself to a number with a multiple of 10 in the denominator.

Now, if we just stuck with Binary - no problems... (well, not as many - pi is going to continue to be an approximation). but in Binary you simply cut the pie into 1001 pieces, where each piece is 1/1001 of the pie.

The number you want to use to divide a pie equally is 1/9. The apparent 'error' comes up when trying that to force itself to a number with a multiple of 10 in the denominator.

Now, if we just stuck with Binary - no problems... (well, not as many - pi is going to continue to be an approximation). but in Binary you simply cut the pie into 1001 pieces, where each piece is 1/1001 of the pie.

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