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# 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS

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10/25/2006 05:29 PM
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Re: 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS
5.4567... = 18000 if you consider that the small decimal increments in 5.4567.. will go on forever.

every number is a 'disconnected' aspect of 1 and zero is the total disconnection of 1.
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Anonymous Coward
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10/25/2006 05:30 PM
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OP has a point here guys..

think parabola.. some of you might need to google it
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10/25/2006 06:10 PM
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10/25/2006 07:13 PM
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Re: 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS
1/9 = .111...
2/9 = .222...
3/9 = .333...
4/9 = .444...
5/9 = .555...
6/9 = .666...
7/9 = .777...
8/9 = .888...
9/9 = .999...

I see a pattern here. And if 9/9 = .999..., then .999... = 1, because 9/9 = 1.

I don't believe the people that posted here
are beyond a third grade level.

1/9th < .111...
9/9th > .999...
Quoting: bbb

.1111... is an INADEQUATE representation of 1/9, so in effect, 1/9 > .1111..., because we KNOW that 9/9 ( or 1 ) is > .9999...
Anonymous Coward
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10/25/2006 07:30 PM
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number 1 is also an approximate number (nobody can say they know the real meaning of number 1 ) so the exact numbers are made only for easier calculations
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10/25/2006 07:35 PM
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Re: 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS
Have you ever heard about Selector Calculus ?

or Finite Difference

Kind regards.
John Gabriel
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02/06/2013 08:19 PM
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Yes. It is true that 0.999... is not equal to 1.

0.999... is an ill-defined concept and one runs into problems with arithmetic when treating 0.999... as a number.

Arithmetic is guaranteed only to function correctly when the objects are rational numbers. Real numbers do not exist.

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02/08/2013 05:30 AM
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02/08/2013 05:41 AM
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Re: 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS
My calculator just told me that x*9=1 if x is equal to 1/9 which is .1 repeating, but it should be .9 repeating, does seem like bullshit really.
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02/08/2013 06:01 AM
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I thought the same thing in 7th grade, but now I know its about understanding the concept of infinity. People always say no matter where you stop, it wont be quite one, which is true but infinity has no such bounds. Something else for thought, what does 1/2 + 1/4 +1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 . . .(infinite parts) . . . equal. It may seem like adding infinite pices will give you a big number, but in actuallity the answer is 1
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02/08/2013 06:42 AM
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tell that to the cashier when you fill up your tank....that missing 1/10 is real....and they want it!!!
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02/08/2013 07:17 AM
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how do you land on the moon with fractions?
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02/08/2013 04:09 PM
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Re: 0.999... not equal 1. Its Math BS
OP is a fucking idiot.

Consider

\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{9}{10}\left(\frac{1}{10}\right)^{n}

It is known, and rather obvious, that the series converges to one, as

1 + r + r^2 + r^3 + ... = \lim_{n\to\infty}(1 + r + r^2 + ... + r^n)                        = \lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{1 - r^{n + 1}}{1 - r}

with r = \frac{1}{10} and a = \frac{9}{10} instead of 1.