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**GeniusIsBack****Banned**- Registered: 2011-01-06
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( THE ROOT IS WHAT YOU THINK! Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Is )

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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GeniusIsBack wrote:

( THE ROOT IS WHAT YOU THINK! Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Is )

I just Gave this to a Goldfish! and it gave a Better Answer than what I have seen So Far!

GiB.

Please refrain from saying comments like that. Try to argue intelligently. Just because people disagree with you that is no reason to insult them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**dolgopolov****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-26
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"THE ROOT IS WHAT YOU THINK! Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Is"

so, the root is what i think infinite recurring 0.9 is?

i think infinite recurring 0.9 = 1, so the root is 1?

what does that have to do with anything?

and why do you have to use random terminology that has nothing to do with your argument?

here is what you have done:

1) conjecture that 0.999... is NOT 1 despite there being lots of proofs that it IS 1

2) give an extremely vague description of your argument

3) when asked to elaborate on your argument, you just repeat yourself and insult them

so what you have actually done is annoyed some people and done nothing good to get your point across.

can you also explain what you find wrong with my proof?

let x = 0.999...

10x = 9.999...

9x = 9

therefore x = 1 = 0.999...

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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I read it everywhere - "DO NOT FEED THE TROLL"

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Internet_troll#Psychology_of_trolls

*Last edited by gAr (2011-01-26 03:22:24)*

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**GeniusIsBack****Banned**- Registered: 2011-01-06
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Quote: gAr "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it" ( I read it everywhere - "DO NOT FEED THE TROLL"

http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Internet_troll#Psychology_of_trolls )

Last edited by gAr (Today 02:22:24 )

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**All_Is_Number****Member**- Registered: 2006-07-10
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GeniusIsBack wrote:

( THE ROOT IS WHAT YOU THINK! Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Is )

I just Gave this to a Goldfish! and it gave a Better Answer than what I have seen So Far!

GiB.

I think, and one of the definitions you provided stated, that ROOT is simply an informal way of shouting "square root of." Thus, ROOT 100 = √(100) = 10.

If you are using ROOT in a different manner, please provide a *rigorous* definition. If you don't explain your non-standard terminology to your audience, then, however genius your claim may be, it is indistinguishable from gibberish.

*Last edited by All_Is_Number (2011-01-26 05:55:52)*

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**GeniusIsBack****Banned**- Registered: 2011-01-06
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Quote: All_Is_Number " I think, and one of the definitions you provided stated, that ROOT is simply an informal way of shouting "square root of." Thus, ROOT 100 = √(100) = 10. "

GiB. No Idea what the above is about!?

Anyway...OK! ( ROOT = 1 ) As an Example...( ROOT = 100 ) As an Example...Now do you Get it! Anything that you think is the ROOT! is The ROOT! in this case We want to know what you think ( Infinite-Recurring 0.9 ) Is as the ROOT!

And Then Give...All Three you Now Have the Root? (or Maybe Not??)

Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Negative = ?

Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Root = ?

Infinite-Recurring 0.9 Positive = ?

A Better way of Looking at the above is IR0.9N( ? ) IR0.9R( ? ) IR0.9P( ? )

The Above is just Variables in case you Want to make a Formula!

GiB.

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