# Does 33 1/3 x 3 equal 100?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gaygle, 29 May 2006.

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1. Gaygle

# Location: East of England

33 1/3 x 3 DOES equal 100

but 33.333... etc x 3 does NOT equal 100 because it is impossible to represent 1/3 exactly as a decimal.

This has just got me thinking now? What is the definition of a 1/3? If you bought a 1/3 of a pie and they only gave you 33.333% of the pie.....would you go to trading standards?

2. Gilly

# Location: I'm back baby!

Christ.

There are two opposing sides of this argument. Neither will ever switch sides. Why keep flogging a dead horse?

3. penski

# Location: NE8

Ladies and gentlemen; care in the community in action.

*n

4. Tru

Shut up.

5. Killerkebab

# Location: Kent

If I asked for 1/3 of a pie and they only gave me 33.3333% I would go to trading standards.

If they gave me 33.3r% of a pie, I wouldn't.

Why do people always look to decimals when fractions are there to allow you to write any rational number?

6. Otacon