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This is very convenient in many ways

For example, it's easy to tell which of two numbers is larger

Just compare left-to-right

Much easier than with straight rationals

(Is 100/89 more or less than 244/217?)

(Just compare

`1 . 1 2 3 5 9`.... and`1 . 1 2 4 4`....)

Arithmetic (addition, multiplication, etc.) is fairly easy

We all learned it in grade school

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