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Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

splatbang Re:0.999... is not equal to 1 (1260 comments)

Let's try it this way.

1/9 = 0.111... as you have said. This can be easily demonstrated with long division.

2/9 = 0.222... Again, easily demonstrated with long division.

And we continue...

3/9 = 0.333...
4/9 = 0.444...
5/9 = 0.555...
6/9 = 0.666...
7/9 = 0.777...
8/9 = 0.888...

And now...

9/9 = 0.999...

Numbers are values, not processes. The operations we as humans or computers perform to approximate or determine the values are processes, but the numbers themselves are not.

about 4 years ago

Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

splatbang Re:.999 DOES NOT = 1 (1260 comments)

You acknowledge that "you can never get to the end of an infinite number", then make your case against the proof based on getting to the end and placing a zero there. That is FAIL.

about 4 years ago

Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

splatbang Re:It is not true and I can prove it. (1260 comments)

You fail at subtraction.

1 - .111... is not equal to .999...

Try this:
1 - .1 = .9
1 - .11 = .89
1 - .111 = .889
1 - .111... = .888...

about 4 years ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

splatbang How I play... (320 comments)

Just... one... more... turn... ! arghstupidillfixyouandyourdamncannons

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Invents A 'Play-Once Only' DVD

splatbang Just great... (740 comments)

More things to dump into the landfills...

Can someone *please* put Microsoft out of our misery?

about 9 years ago


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