Joel Dobrzelewski wrote:
> And please explain for me how this calculation involved 
> the continuum or infinite binary expansion of the symbol 
> "pi" in any meaningful way.

Sorry, missed getting in this riposte in the last post. What does a
binary expansion have to with the calculation .1 * 10 = 1? (I am
assuming the usual decimal base convention).

Binary representations are no more real than pencil marks on a paper.

As far as the continuum is concerned, calculations involving pi do not
involve the continuum. There is a whole lot of mathematics in between
the discrete and the continuous (pretty much all of it I'm afraid!).


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