Does 0.9999(repeating) = 1?

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

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Just A Game Brah

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01-23-2013

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


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NobSaiboot

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01-23-2013

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


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Joetoe

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Zeriphor

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Eleshakai

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01-23-2013

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


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TheChinman

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01-23-2013

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.


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Insentience

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01-23-2013

Wow... Close poll


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Malza

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01-23-2013

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


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KirbyCake

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01-23-2013

this thread shows how many 12 year olds we have here


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IBastardI

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01-23-2013

mathemathically is equal

in the real life not

for example: If u have 3 cars and one of these is cutted by half, u have in fact 2.5 cars, not 3

So math and numbers are abtract, u can aproximate everything with maths but you canīt aproximate in real life.