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Aug18-11, 04:17 AM
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Anyone ever question why we haven't been able to established a clean-cut, division system that overrides this phenomenon?
We have lots of ways to notate numbers. "2/3", for example, is a perfectly good notation for the number you get when you divide 2 by 3.

Decimal notation for real numbers is taught because:
  • It's simple
  • It fits well with decimal notation for integers
  • It's very easy to trade precision for simplicity. (e.g. just write the first few digits)
Most people don't have any reason to learn notations other than a mix of algebraic expressions with decimals.