Interviewer: You told me you were going to do a “bar” joke this week, but I certainly wasn’t expecting this. What happens if you remove that bar?
Cartoonist: Don’t remove that bar! The 3s repeat forever and plough through anything in their path. We made the mistake once and it was a major disaster…. still need to repair that hole in the wall.
Interviewer: Ha! I love it! This casts repeating decimals in a whole new light. We wouldn’t want a supervillain to get their hands on one of these. Can’t wait for the next Off the Number Line cartoon.
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Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-founder and Chief Research & Development Officer at the MIND Research Institute.
James Huang is Senior Visual Designer at MIND Research Institute.