# .99999 does not equal 1

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#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #720 on: September 12, 2008, 09:28:13 PM »
It's a nonsense question.  You admit that if there was a finite number of 9s after the decimal then it wouldn't equal 1.0 no matter HOW many 9s where after that decimal, yet then you say that .999... equals 1.0.  You can have the cake and eat it too.  If it doesn't matter how many 9s I have after the decimal then it doesn't matter if I say it's an infinite amount.

#### Jack

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« Reply #721 on: September 12, 2008, 09:29:29 PM »
You admit that if there was a finite number of 9s after the decimal then it wouldn't equal 1.0 no matter HOW many 9s where after that decimal, yet then you say that .999... equals 1.0.
What the hell are you talking about?

#### WardoggKC130FE

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« Reply #722 on: September 12, 2008, 09:33:23 PM »
Do we have to start all over?

#### Jack

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« Reply #723 on: September 12, 2008, 09:36:42 PM »
Sure, if you still need me to educate you on the difference between finite and infinite.

This quote you just wrote proved that you did not know the difference between finite and infinite.
You admit that if there was a finite number of 9s after the decimal then it wouldn't equal 1.0 no matter HOW many 9s where after that decimal [IN A FINITE RANGE], yet then you say that .999... [IN AN INFINITE RANGE] equals 1.0.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #724 on: September 12, 2008, 09:38:48 PM »
Whats the largest written number?

#### Jack

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #725 on: September 12, 2008, 09:40:05 PM »
In a finite or infinite range?

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #726 on: September 12, 2008, 09:40:22 PM »
Finite.

#### Jack

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #727 on: September 12, 2008, 09:44:24 PM »
Googolplex + 1

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #728 on: September 12, 2008, 09:45:23 PM »
What's that number plus itself?

#### Jack

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« Reply #729 on: September 12, 2008, 09:46:35 PM »
2x(Googolplex + 1)

Now, I ask you. What is the number between 0.999... and 1?

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #730 on: September 12, 2008, 09:48:28 PM »
If I put 2x(Googolplex+1) 9s after a decimal would it equal 1.0?

#### Jack

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« Reply #731 on: September 12, 2008, 09:49:27 PM »
Nope, because it is still finite.

You still have not answered my question.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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« Reply #732 on: September 12, 2008, 09:52:55 PM »
Yes I did.

It's a nonsense question.  You admit that if there was a finite number of 9s after the decimal then it wouldn't equal 1.0 no matter HOW many 9s where after that decimal, yet then you say that .999... equals 1.0.  You can have the cake and eat it too.  If it doesn't matter how many 9s I have after the decimal then it doesn't matter if I say it's an infinite amount.

#### Jack

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« Reply #733 on: September 12, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »
So what is the number?

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #734 on: September 12, 2008, 10:00:32 PM »
An infinite amount of 9s after a decimal.

#### Jack

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #735 on: September 12, 2008, 10:39:02 PM »
Thus, 0.(9) = 1. Glad that we finally agree.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #736 on: September 12, 2008, 10:56:20 PM »

#### Parsifal

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #737 on: September 13, 2008, 02:48:05 AM »
Let x and y be two real numbers. Then any number between them may be written in the form ax+by, where a+b=1, a > 0, b > 0.

Now let x = 0.(9) and y = 1. According to you, 0.(9) is between these two numbers, such that ax+by = 0.(9) = x.

Rearranging this equation, we get:

ax + (1-a)y = x   [substitute (1-a) for b]

ax + y - ay = x   [expand (1-a)y]

y - ay = x - ax   [subtract ax]

y(1-a) = x(1-a)   [factorise]

y = x   [divide by (1-a)]

But x = 0.(9) and y = 1. Therefore:

1 = 0.(9)

So you do agree that 0.(9) = 1. Glad you've finally seen the light.
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I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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#### Dr Matrix

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #738 on: September 13, 2008, 05:31:53 PM »
Wardogg = ultimate fail. Please give it up, I can't take much more wrongness.
Quote from: Arthur Schopenhauer
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

#### Parsifal

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« Reply #739 on: September 14, 2008, 12:46:47 AM »
Let x and y be two real numbers. Then any number between them may be written in the form ax+by, where a+b=1, a > 0, b > 0.

Now let x = 0.(9) and y = 1. According to you, 0.(9) is between these two numbers, such that ax+by = 0.(9) = x.

Rearranging this equation, we get:

ax + (1-a)y = x   [substitute (1-a) for b]

ax + y - ay = x   [expand (1-a)y]

y - ay = x - ax   [subtract ax]

y(1-a) = x(1-a)   [factorise]

y = x   [divide by (1-a)]

But x = 0.(9) and y = 1. Therefore:

1 = 0.(9)

So you do agree that 0.(9) = 1. Glad you've finally seen the light.

I will take no response to this as an acknowledgement that I am correct. Pity, that; I was hoping for you to challenge my assertion that any number between x and y can be written in the form ax+by where a+b = 1, a,b > 0 so that I would have the opportunity to prove you wrong once more.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #740 on: September 14, 2008, 03:03:48 AM »
You can't do math with letters idiot.

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#### Dr Matrix

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #741 on: September 14, 2008, 03:04:40 AM »
You can't do math with letters idiot.

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#### Parsifal

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« Reply #742 on: September 14, 2008, 03:07:02 AM »
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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#### Althalus

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« Reply #743 on: September 14, 2008, 04:44:17 AM »
Oh god it's floating oceans all over again.

#### Parsifal

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« Reply #744 on: September 14, 2008, 04:47:12 AM »
18 pages...

0.99999 != 1
0.999...  = 1

[NOTE: THIS POST WILL BE SPAMMABLE SHOULD STUPIDITY CONTINUES BEYOND PAGE 18]
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

#### Trekky0623

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #745 on: September 14, 2008, 10:05:33 AM »

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#### mwahaha

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« Reply #746 on: September 14, 2008, 10:12:23 AM »
You can't do math with letters idiot.

I just noticed that, lol.  I was gonna sig it til I noticed Matrix beat me to it again.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #747 on: September 14, 2008, 10:21:11 AM »
Math:

The study of the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.

1(number) +(symbol) 1(number) =(symbol) 2(number)

#### Trekky0623

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #748 on: September 14, 2008, 10:46:02 AM »
Letters are symbols.

#### WardoggKC130FE

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##### Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #749 on: September 14, 2008, 10:54:28 AM »
No they are letters.

a+b=z Is this a true statement?