1/3=0.333333 ect 

This has nothing to do with physics or computer science, this has to do with MATHEMATICS and the FACT that .999 repeating is EQUAL TO ONE. 

1/3=0.333333 ect 

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So are you claiming that .99 repeating does not equal 1 after offering a very basic and selfexplanatory proof of it? 

well, I'm always willing to be proved wrong 

When I discovered this .999 problem it made me realize the true stupidity of rational thought. 

Last edited by Omnis Dei; 10242008 at 01:03 AM.
Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.
if 0.999~ = 1 

It equals 1. 

.33333... * 3 = .99999... 

Learn to argue. Learn to do sixth grade math. And screw you too. 

Last edited by hungrymanz; 10242008 at 01:25 AM.
Sort of. 

This is true. 

Because .9999... = 1 = .3333...(3). So .9999... Can't be equal to 1. 

^I'm with stupid 

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No... 

Let me put this in plainer terms... 

Last edited by A Roxxor; 10242008 at 01:57 AM.
You can argue that it's not one with words and exagerated logic all day long. But no matter how many fancy words you have, numbers say that .9~ is 1. Numbers do not lie. Words do. 

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Hungrymanz, you just NEED it to be 1 so the universe can exist in a logical, fluid way. 

Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.
Theoretical mathematics do exist in a logical way, however. 

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Why are so many people here ignorant of their lack of qualification to solve this problem? 

How can a number be "approaching" anything? It isn't changing; it's a number. It's not a function. It's a single number. You must realize that 0.9~ is not a process of adding 9's, it's the totality of an infinite number of 9's after the decimal, and that is why it does equal 1. 

That was an incorrect proof by the way (if that's what it was supposed to be) because you would then need to prove that 0.333... = 1/3, and you're faced with exactly the same problem (although again it is trivial to do properly: x10, 1x, /9; or use my summing method above). 

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