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You could still write it as a quotient: 1/2 (base 10) = 1/2 (base 5)
That's correct, but I might guess that your teacher is looking for "point" notation. (Not "decimal point", which implies base 10.) That's much harder to work out. The first place to the right of the point is worth...
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Best answer: You could still write it as a quotient: 1/2 (base 10) = 1/2 (base 5)
That's correct, but I might guess that your teacher is looking for "point" notation. (Not "decimal point", which implies base 10.) That's much harder to work out. The first place to the right of the point is worth 1/5, the second place to the right is 1/25, the third, 1/125, and so on.
I'm getting a repeating 0.2222...., to an infinite approximation.
Mildly interesting problem.
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