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- n. Plural form of halving.
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You will appreciate that, with such successive halvings, we never really know when there is none left.
This generates a Zeno sequence of halvings without limit.
The halvings are cut on the ends of the segments to any convenient shape or bevel, each one being marked so as to fit its fellow.
With 8 as a base we should obtain by successive halvings, 4, 2, 1.
When the last column, the one in loops to the extreme left, is added, the sum has to be reduced to unity by successive halvings.
Can you provide detail of your workings for the two halvings above? cYp
We probably will, but it'll probably only get us another 1 or 2 more halvings (Carbon Nanotube, or whatever.)