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Old 09-09-2007, 04:48 PM   #106
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Round up to the nearest whole number.

.6 =1.

.5 = whogivesasheet. Either 1 or 0.

I'm a zero, but I'll take 1 anyday.
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The ... after the .999 means infinite. To reach one you will have to add one more digit to the already infinite number. Since .999.... never ends there can NOT be the .001... to accompany it. Therefore .999... equals one.
This is the best explanation I have heard yet. Plain English. This I can wrap my brain around. It is mathematically accepted that .9........... equals one because of the meaning of infinity. For us to add another number to the equation to actually make it equal the 1 would change the term "infinity" as pertains to .9..... . So rather then have the mathematical community having this same argument for "infinity" they came to the agreement that .9......... = 1. I think a lot of you guys new the answer was correct, but you didn't know why....



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Old 09-09-2007, 05:07 PM   #108
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So tell me, how many 9's will it take before .999.... equals 1?
Exactly as many as the number of 3s it takes before 0.3... equals 1/3. i.e. infinitely many.
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:08 PM   #109
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You guys ever hear of Archimedes and infinitesimals?

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Here's what I am seeing in my mind

99999..... will go on for ever. At some point 99999...... will be so close to the actual number of one, that it is just accepted by mathematicians as being 1. But in actuality 99999..... will at some point need .....9999991 to actually become one. The number is so infantesimal and beyond our capabilities of counting that they "call it" 1.

What it boils down to is the sum of a series of numbers. In this case an infinite series of numbers. If you add 9/10 to 9/100 then that to 9/1000 and that to 9/10,000 and keep going as such for eternity (never ever stopping) the sum of all those numbers would be one. This is the absolute limit of this sum. It could never be more than one and you have to go on forever for it to be one. So when it is written as a decimal .999... in a never ever ever ending string it is another way of representing that sum. When you think of it as less than one you are in essence stopping the addition. The addition that gets the answer of one for that sequence doesn't ever end.
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No, I'm saying it's infinite.

Waco, your signature makes perfect sense.
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You guys ever hear of Archimedes and infinitesimals?

yes. someday he will be recognized as the true inventor of calculus.

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definition of infinitesimal:

Indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute.



Definition of indefinitely:

typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing <the indefinite articles a and an> <indefinite pronouns> b : not precise : VAGUE c : having no exact limits
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and WTH, it's like 10 against 1 right now, what happened to everybody else who was arguing the same thing as me?
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definition of infinitesimal:

Indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute.



Definition of indefinitely:

typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing <the indefinite articles a and an> <indefinite pronouns> b : not precise : VAGUE c : having no exact limits
Infinite sums are precisely defined.
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and WTH, it's like 10 against 1 right now, what happened to everybody else who was arguing the same thing as me?
Actually it was 10 to .9999..... and since you are identified as a whole person ... you count as 1.
We were arguing the numbers they were arguing the term "infinity". I'm still here with you brother.



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and WTH, it's like 10 against 1 right now, what happened to everybody else who was arguing the same thing as me?
After 8 pages of this I have come to the conclusion that .999 doesn't and never will equal 1
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After 8 pages of this I have come to the conclusion that .999 doesn't and never will equal 1
you would be correct...0.999 is 0.001 from 1.

0.999... is 0 from 1 and therefore does equal 1.

that's what I like about mathematical proof...argument cessation.
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