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0.999... = 1? Or not?My personal view but I do not like the wording. Last edited by Smartiebell (20120917 07:48:14) #2 20120917 06:47:42
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20120917 06:54:46
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?There IS Last edited by Smartiebell (20120917 06:55:42) #4 20120917 06:58:19
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20120917 07:11:42
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Agree. #6 20120917 07:13:05
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hmmm, there is alot of room in there. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20120917 07:20:22
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Yeah, I have never disagreed with that. Last edited by Smartiebell (20120917 07:21:38) #8 20120917 07:23:40
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Very good! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20120917 07:30:51
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Thats what I wrote, right?!?! #10 20120917 07:32:32
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hi;
You have two decimal points in there. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20120917 07:35:56
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?What do you mean? #13 20120917 07:37:42
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20120917 07:41:56
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?ok. #15 20120917 07:42:52
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20120917 07:44:43
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Yes. I just got a glimpse of (cue mystical music) The world of MAATH! #17 20120917 07:46:08
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Oh cool, I just turned into a Member! #18 20120917 07:48:10
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Congratulations! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #19 20120917 07:49:38
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Soo... let the people who have a problem with the idea cometh here! Cause I just figured it out, and I like to hear new ideas. #20 20120917 07:51:35
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Very few who come in here with that problem can ever come around to any new ideas. Last edited by bobbym (20130217 00:42:35) In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #21 20130130 22:18:06
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?All the phony proofs in favour of 0.999... being equal to 1 are easily refuted: #22 20130130 22:29:08
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?I think that 0.999... = 1.  n872yt3r Math Is Fun Rocks! By the power of the exponent, I square and cube you! #23 20130131 00:21:00
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?
Interesting paper, John. Though I'll admit I'm skeptical. by induction  which does make sense to me. Where I start to have my doubts is where you show that is absurd. Didn't you only prove for the natural numbers? #24 20130131 00:30:53
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?hi john_gabriel You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #25 20130131 01:08:06
Re: 0.999... = 1? Or not?Also a good point is that we should "ban" 0.999..., and similar numbers (that end with 9 recurring), because we would then have one representation in decimal notation for every number. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about! ― Richard Feynman Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment 