# closed ball

In the set of 3-adic numbers, the closed ball of radius 1/3 "centered" at 1 is the set ${\displaystyle \{x|\exists n\in \mathbb {Z} .\,x=3n+1\}}$. This closed ball partitions into exactly three smaller closed balls of radius 1/9, e.g., ${\displaystyle \{x|\exists n\in \mathbb {Z} .\,x=4+9n\}}$. Then each of those balls partitions into exactly 3 smaller closed balls of radius 1/27, and the sub-partitioning can be continued indefinitely, in a fractal manner.