Trivia

Subject:
Re: Speaking of symbols
Response To:
Re: Speaking of symbols ()

Henry Higginbotham
I've always understood it to mean that whatever part of the decimal has an overscore repeats ad infinitum. So 0.9 with an overscore on the 9 would mean 0.9999999..., or 2.485 with an overscore on the 85 would mean 2.485858585.... But I've never known what the notation is called.

I'm no mathematician, so I'd be happy to be corrected (and learn something).

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