.99999 does not equal 1

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Mrs. Peach

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #210 on: August 14, 2008, 11:43:34 AM »
I was hoping someone would remember poor Wiley!  ;D

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Parsifal

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #211 on: August 14, 2008, 11:48:25 AM »
Very curious website...tell me, do most people here believe in dinosaurs?  What about the moon, what is the consesus take on that?

Not only are your questions non-correlational with a flat Earth belief, but you posted them in a thread about a mathematical curiosity. Double fail.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #212 on: August 14, 2008, 11:49:33 AM »
I was hoping someone would remember poor Wiley!  ;D

Of course, I used to watch alot of cartoons.  
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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #213 on: August 14, 2008, 12:32:52 PM »
Okay all you internet idiots.
If 0.9999999 = 1.00000000 then I guess
0.8888888 = 0.9999999 and
0.7777777 = 0.8888888 ...

Sounds like everything = 1. You guys could believe in a round earth.

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Parsifal

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #214 on: August 14, 2008, 12:52:33 PM »
Okay all you internet idiots.
If 0.9999999 = 1.00000000 then I guess
0.8888888 = 0.9999999 and
0.7777777 = 0.8888888 ...

Sounds like everything = 1. You guys could believe in a round earth.

Obviously 0.9999999 ≠ 1.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #215 on: August 14, 2008, 02:22:05 PM »
Okay all you internet idiots.
If 0.9999999 = 1.00000000 then I guess
0.8888888 = 0.9999999 and
0.7777777 = 0.8888888 ...

Sounds like everything = 1. You guys could believe in a round earth.

No.

0.111... = 1/9
0.222... = 2/9
0.333... = 1/3
0.444... = 4/9
0.555... = 5/9
0.666... = 2/3
0.777... = 7/9
0.888... = 8/9
0.999... = 9/9 = 1

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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #216 on: August 14, 2008, 02:26:02 PM »
As for the millionaire question:

Since 1 million is finite, a better question would be.

If God comes down with an unlimited (∞) amount of money, and he gives some away, how much does he have?

There is nothing subtracted from 1 to get 0.999... because it would have to be 0.000...1.  An infinite number of 0's with a 1 on the end, which is of course impossible.

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #217 on: August 14, 2008, 02:40:19 PM »
YA CUZ 1+1=2 GUYS, C'MON.

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Guessed

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #218 on: August 14, 2008, 02:48:13 PM »
Irrelevant.
Is Dino open source?

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Wendy

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #219 on: August 14, 2008, 02:49:31 PM »
not if you say 1.999...= 2.
Here's an explanation for ya. Lurk moar. Every single point you brought up has been posted, reposted, debated and debunked. There is a search function on this forum, and it is very easy to use.

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CognitiveDissonance001

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #220 on: August 14, 2008, 02:57:15 PM »
Umm - you don't need to go into calculus to prove .999999... = 1

Just go back to conversion of decimals to fraction in elementary school.

0.999999999999... * 10 = 9.999999999...

9.999999999999... - 0.999999999... = 9 = 9* 0.999999999999999

9/9 = (9*0.99999999....)/9 = 1

You can do the same thing to convert any repeating decimal to it's fractional expression. Taking at random 0.12345 ...

0.12345... * 100,000 = 12345.12345...

12,345.12345...-0.12345... = 12,345 = 0.12345.. * 99,999

thusly 0.12345... = 12,345/99,999 = 4,115/33,333.

CD. Or maybe in this case QED - <G>



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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #221 on: August 14, 2008, 06:31:28 PM »
This is always true for any x:
A = 0.[x amount of 9's]
B = 0.4[x - 1 amount of 9's]5
A / 2 = B

ie
0.99 / 2 = 0.495 | x = 2

This means that for any A, there is a B with more digits. In order for A to = 1, x needs to be infinity, as in nothing bigger. Yet there is a B that shows there is another digit. This B is of finite value, which proves there cannot be an A where x = infinity.

QED 0.999999... != 1

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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #222 on: August 14, 2008, 06:55:50 PM »
0.999... = 3/3

(3/3) / 2 = 3/6

3/6 = 1/2

0.999... / 2 = 0.5

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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #223 on: August 14, 2008, 07:00:50 PM »

0.4999...5 != 0.5

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CognitiveDissonance001

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #224 on: August 14, 2008, 08:05:53 PM »

0.4999...5 != 0.5


0.499... = .4 + 0.09999...
0.099999..*100 = 9.99999...
9.9999...-0.0999..=9.9= 0.099999...*99
9.9/99 = 0.1
0.4+0.1=0.5

0.49999... = 0.5

Math still works, sorry
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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #225 on: August 14, 2008, 08:23:57 PM »
What is up with narcberry and factorials?

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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #226 on: August 14, 2008, 08:36:10 PM »

0.4999...5 != 0.5


0.499... = .4 + 0.09999...
0.099999..*100 = 9.99999...
9.9999...-0.0999..=9.9= 0.099999...*99
9.9/99 = 0.1
0.4+0.1=0.5

0.49999... = 0.5

Math still works, sorry
 CD


Except you forget the 5 at the end, which disproves everything you just said.

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #227 on: August 14, 2008, 08:38:37 PM »
get ready for my shitty MS paint proof that .49...5=5 (inf= infinity)

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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #228 on: August 14, 2008, 08:40:17 PM »
lolwut?!

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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #229 on: August 14, 2008, 08:49:26 PM »
Except you forget the 5 at the end, which disproves everything you just said.

0.999... = 1.  Period.  There are numerous proofs on the matter.


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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #230 on: August 14, 2008, 09:01:28 PM »
except there arent.
There are a couple of high school teachers that think they've discovered something awesome, then a bunch of idiots in class pretend its been proven to them... BORING.

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CognitiveDissonance001

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #231 on: August 14, 2008, 09:06:01 PM »

0.4999...5 != 0.5


0.499... = .4 + 0.09999...
0.099999..*100 = 9.99999...
9.9999...-0.0999..=9.9= 0.099999...*99
9.9/99 = 0.1
0.4+0.1=0.5

0.49999... = 0.5

Math still works, sorry
 CD


Except you forget the 5 at the end, which disproves everything you just said.

Ah - you're right  - I assumed that you made a statement that was actually mathematically legal and that anything that made it look completely outside grammar was a typo, but since you wrote 0.4999...5, which is an undefined statement, and .5 *is* defined, you're quite right.

0.4999...5 = 1/0 = undefined - there, all better now.
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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #232 on: August 14, 2008, 09:11:37 PM »
get ready for my shitty MS paint proof that .49...5=5 (inf= infinity)

Does this meet your expectations?

« Last Edit: August 14, 2008, 09:35:53 PM by Trekky0623 »

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #233 on: August 14, 2008, 09:22:19 PM »
eveything but the (5/10)^(n+1), I meant it to be 5/(10^(n+1))
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narcberry

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #234 on: August 14, 2008, 09:25:38 PM »
You guys are only proving you cant do math.

0.9999 != 1.

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #235 on: August 14, 2008, 09:29:09 PM »
You guys are only proving you cant do math.

0.9999 != 1.

I agree.
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. -Some Frenchy

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Trekky0623

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #236 on: August 14, 2008, 09:36:13 PM »
Edited.

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Parsifal

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Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #237 on: August 15, 2008, 01:49:17 AM »
YA CUZ 1+1=2 GUYS, C'MON.

That avatar is annoying. I should finish making your spinning muffin just to get rid of it.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #238 on: August 15, 2008, 02:00:36 AM »
You guys are only proving you cant do math.

0.9999 != 1.

Only for retards.

Re: .99999 does not equal 1
« Reply #239 on: August 15, 2008, 03:42:30 AM »
Except you forget the 5 at the end, which disproves everything you just said.

0.999... = 1.  Period.  There are numerous proofs on the matter.


f(x)=1/(1-x)

How many nines can I write before the equation becomes undefined?
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