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Give an example of a number whose decimal representation is finite (i.e., it has only a finite number of nonzero digits) but whose binary representation is not.

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Give an example of a number whose decimal representation is finite (i.e., it has only a finite number of nonzero digits) but whose binary representation is not.
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what is the binary rep of 0.1?
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is it possible to represent floating point numbers in buinary?
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by:Jaime Olivares
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yes, you can represent fp numbers in binary, as them really are stored as binary.
The concrete example depends on programming language.
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