## Does 0.9999(repeating) = 1?

Yes 705 54.95%
No 578 45.05%
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### Does 0.9999(repeating) = 1?

First Riot Post

Just A Game Brah

Senior Member

Is this a metaphor for "'If we do everything but....' are we still virgins?"

NobSaiboot

Senior Member

Quote:
Originally Posted by HunterHagen
are we in junior high school here?
I sure know I am...Why do you ask?

Joetoe

Member

Zeriphor

Senior Member

Eleshakai

Senior Member

OMG I have never seen that Blizzard April Fools post. Awesome.

TheChinman

Member

Wanna know how I first learned?

1/3 (one-third) = 0.333333333...(repeating)

3(1/3) [three times one-third] = 3(0.33333333...[repeating]) = ??

There are more conclusive proofs, but if the 0.99999... is truly infinitely repeating, it would equal 1. This is just a very simplistic way to explain the problem; even elementary school children can do this kind of multiplication.

Insentience

Member

Wow... Close poll

Malza

Senior Member

Simple way to put it is there are no possible numbers between .999 repeating and 1 so they are equal.

KirbyCake

Senior Member

this thread shows how many 12 year olds we have here