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0,99...=1.<br />
How can this be?<br />
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999</a>...<br />
This totally crushes my faith in the universe.
 

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*Brain Explodes..*
 

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0 . 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 . . . etc is so close to 1 that it doesn't matter if it is or isn't in fact actually 1. This topic has infuriated forum dwellers for the last 2 years.
 
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I like it lol.<br />
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makes sense....<br />
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1/3 = .333333333333333333 infinitely.<br />
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.33333333333333333 infinitely x3 = .999999999999 infinitely...<br />
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and 1/3 x 3 = 1<br />
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so...<br />
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.99999999999999 infinitely = 1.<br />
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AHHA. awesome!
 

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Okay, if you know this thing, Im sorry then.<br />
But its not "so close it doesnt matter" its exactly...<br />
That what makes me wonder.<br />
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Well nevermind, just thought i found a fun topic there.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Okay, if you know this thing, Im sorry then.<br />
But its not "so close it doesnt matter" its exactly...<br />
That what makes me wonder.<br />
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Well nevermind, just thought i found a fun topic there.</div>

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</div>Ya, you're right.<br />
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It's not "so close it doesn't matter"<br />
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.999999 forever IS 1...lol
 

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Thats like saying a dog is a cat. 1 is not .999999 It may be congruent but not literally THE SAME THING, because its obvious they are not the same, one is 1. and the other .9999999... Weird.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Thats like saying a dog is a cat. 1 is not .999999 It may be congruent but not literally THE SAME THING, because its obvious they are not the same, one is 1. and the other .9999999... Weird.</div>

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Just look.
 

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Thats what this is about. I dont understand it.<br />
0,99... IS 1. Just like two parallel lines will meet in infinity.<br />
Mathematics proved that this is the chase.<br />
And yet 0,99 is obviously not 1.<br />
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If 1 is not 1, but 0,99, what is what? Who am I?<br />
Does the universe even exist?
 

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whoa this is weird as hell i think sideburns had a great explination
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I like it lol.<br />
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makes sense....<br />
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1/3 = .0333333333333333333 infinitely.<br />
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.33333333333333333 infinitely x3 = .999999999999 infinitely...<br />
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and 1/3 x 3 = 1<br />
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so...<br />
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.99999999999999 infinitely = 1.<br />
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AHHA. awesome!</div>

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</div>/Agree....really cool.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I like it lol.<br />
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makes sense....<br />
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1/3 = .333333333333333333 infinitely.<br />
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.33333333333333333 infinitely x3 = .999999999999 infinitely...<br />
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and 1/3 x 3 = 1<br />
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so...<br />
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.99999999999999 infinitely = 1.<br />
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AHHA. awesome!</div>

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</div>Hey Nice way to put it... Makes more sense that way <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I think the whole .0999999... =1 thing is for practical purposes when performing calculations with such small figures. I can't imagine trying to work out a mathematical problem with those kinds of numbers. Inaccurate? Yes. Yet it's all for simplicity.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I think the whole .0999999... =1 thing is for practical purposes when performing calculations with such small figures. I can't imagine trying to work out a mathematical problem with those kinds of numbers. Inaccurate? Yes. Yet it's all for simplicity.</div>

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LOL! It's like being infinitely close, but no bannana. How frustrating for 999....!
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">I like it lol.<br />
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makes sense....<br />
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1/3 = .333333333333333333 infinitely.<br />
<br />
.33333333333333333 infinitely x3 = .999999999999 infinitely...<br />
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and 1/3 x 3 = 1<br />
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so...<br />
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.99999999999999 infinitely = 1.<br />
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AHHA. awesome!</div>

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</div>That's all the proof I need 0.99999999.... is equal to 1.
 

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Im late for a paper round?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">1/3 = .333333333333333333 infinitely.</div>

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</div>Actually, that doesn't work because you're trying to prove a proof with the thing you're proving.<br />
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1/3 can't = 0.3_ until after you prove that 0.9_ = 1.<br />
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It's also said that 1/3 is best represented in decimal as 0.3_. There is NO WAY to truly display the fraction 1/3 because we don't have half numbers).<br />
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Sorry. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Actually, that doesn't work because you're trying to prove a proof with the thing you're proving.<br />
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1/3 can't = 0.3_ until after you prove that 0.9_ = 1.<br />
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It's also said that 1/3 is best represented in decimal as 0.3_. There is NO WAY to truly display the fraction 1/3 because we don't have half numbers).<br />
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Sorry. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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Yeah, technically, when you divide the fraction, you introduce loss. It is a weak premise. But, still...when you talk in terms of significant digits...it's freakin 1 LOL!
 
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