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### Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

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.

more than 4 years ago
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### Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

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.

more than 4 years ago
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### Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

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...

more than 4 years ago
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### 400 Turns of Civilization V

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

more than 4 years ago
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### Microsoft Invents A 'Play-Once Only' DVD

More things to dump into the landfills...

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

more than 9 years ago

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