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## #51 2013-02-06 22:27:03

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

That is the point! It is one, I agree! But it is also .9999999999...

Do it term by term, it is

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 + .00009 + .000009 + ... +

obviously .99999999999... and you used the geometric sum to say it equals 1.

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## #52 2013-02-06 22:38:27

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

There is no reason that that sum should be equal 0.999...

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## #53 2013-02-06 22:40:52

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

There is no reason that that sum should be equal 0.999...

Please look at the preceding post again. That sum produces an endless bunch of nines! You said it was one because you used this formula

sort of shows that if we do not agree with .999999999... = 1, we have to give that up. I do not want to give it up. It works!

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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #54 2013-02-06 22:49:07

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

No, no. I disagree that that sum is equal to 0.999...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #55 2013-02-06 22:52:21

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

.9 = .9

.9 + .09 = .99

.9 + .09 + .009 = .999

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 = .9999

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 + .00009 = .99999
.
.
.

looks to me like it agrees with .9999999...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #56 2013-02-06 22:54:10

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

I do not see 0.999... anywhere in there.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #57 2013-02-06 22:56:15

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Okay, then in other words you do not agree with any other non terminating decimal?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #58 2013-02-06 22:57:44

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

No. I do not agree with non-terminating nines.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #59 2013-02-06 22:59:03

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #60 2013-02-06 23:00:43

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

They are okay.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #61 2013-02-06 23:02:16

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Is
1 / 3 = .3333333333... ?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #62 2013-02-06 23:04:38

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Yes it is.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #63 2013-02-06 23:05:46

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Then

3 ( 1 / 3 ) = 3 ( .33333333333...)

1 = .999999999999...

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #64 2013-02-06 23:06:41

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Nope.

3*0.333... is equal to 1.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #65 2013-02-06 23:08:22

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

I am not following you.

There is a difference between .333... and .333333333... and .333333333333333... ?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #66 2013-02-06 23:10:54

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

No, of course not. I am just saying that the product of 3 and non-terminating 3's is 1, and not 0.999...

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #67 2013-02-06 23:12:10

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

You do not think that

3 (.333333333333...)  = (.999999999999...) ?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #68 2013-02-06 23:13:35

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

No. because I think that the number on the right should be barred from mathematics.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #69 2013-02-06 23:18:10

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Hmmmm...

So you are saying you like this

and this

but do not like this:

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #70 2013-02-06 23:25:15

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Yes.
1/9=0.111...
2/9=0.222...
3/9=0.333...
4/9=0.444...
5/9=0.555...
6/9=0.666...
7/9=0.777...
8/9=0.888...
9/9=1

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #71 2013-02-06 23:28:58

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Hohohoho! Thank you for that, I always knew you had a sense of humor and you have really uncorked it and sprayed me with champagne. Very good!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #72 2013-02-06 23:33:46

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Excuse me?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #73 2013-02-06 23:36:37

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

I thought you were joking, sorry.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #74 2013-02-06 23:45:08

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Do you know what a devil's advocate is?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #75 2013-02-06 23:47:23

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### Re: 0^0 equals 1 or undefined?

Yes, it is someone who defends impossible positions to irk someone else. Someone who is so old that the slightest annoyance can kill him.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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