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want to model. This is how you fall into Zeno's paradox.

There is nothing mathematically special about the mapping between an irrational

or trancendental number and a physical quantity like a length.

To convince yourself, merely change your number base from 10 to 12. Then 1/3

is no longer an infinite repeating representation.

Of course root 2 is still infinite and non-repeating in any base, but

that's incidental.

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