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Calculate the binary equivalent of 2/3 out to eight places. Then convert from binary to decimal. How close is the result to 2/3?

The attempt at a solution

I new to this and I am still trying to figure this stuff out so if someone could walk me through this that would be great! Here's what I came up with from some stuff I read.....

2/3 * 2 = 1+1/3 X1=1

1/3 * 2 = 0+2/3 X2=0

.......and so on.....

I did that out to 8 places and got the number 10101010 and i suppose that that is actually 0.10101010 since 2/3 is .66666667?

Is this correct and if so how do I convert to decimal?

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