Mr coffee hasn't done anything deep. This is how someone who's training is mostly discrete and numerical looks at it. Someone who can't discern the difference between rigor and rigor mortis.

1 = .9999999999999...

10 = 9.99999999999...

Subtract the top equation from the bottom:

9 = 9

Er spielt so einfach!

That convinced me a long time ago. Convince yourself now.

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10x = 9.99...

10x - x = 9.99... - x

10(0.99...) - 0.99... = 9.99... - 0.99...

9 = 9

could someone look at this and tell me if it's correct, please. I'm anxious to know if Mr. Coffee has hit upon something, or not.

thanks.

is so minute as to make them practically the same thing, but they are not exactly the same.

First start here, they are not practically the same thing they are the same thing.

I can see the math is screwed up

The math is fine, you are using human common sense when you feel it is incorrect. Unfortunately lots of math is counterintuitive and sometimes seems to be wrong. That is an illusion.

but I can't seem to disprove this yet. can anyone help

Please, try to understand the proofs that you have seen.

]]>ok, so this has been driving me nuts since I first saw it on the site. I understand that the mathmatical difference between 1 and 0.999.... is so minute as to make them practically the same thing, but they are not exactly the same. I can see the math is screwed up . . . well, it's more that I feel it, but I can't seem to disprove this yet. can anyone help?

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N = 2.99...

(multiply both sides by 10)

10N = 29.99...

(subtract N from both sides)

9N = 27

(divide both sides by 9)

N = 3 = 2.99...

or

N = 0.7999...

(multiply both sides by 10)

10N = 7.999...

(subtract N from both sides)

9N = 7.2

(divide both sides by 9)

N = 0.8 = 0.7999...

Its the irregular game of life !! Ididn't quite get it so I decided to play with it!! = ]

Woah the second link!!

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