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So apparently .9999 repeating = 1

Money Making

Senior Member

don't make this 0/10 thread again

the one from OT is the only decent one

BlÂµe

Senior Member

Quote:
Anduraga:
Depends on the degree of accuracy you're shooting for. 1 could range from 0.5 to 0.9. Where as 1.0 can range from 0.50 to 0.99 and so forth. If you're not going to state the accuracy, then its a completely pointless subject to argue about.

The question posed asks whether or not the two are exactly equal (no significant figures involved).

VeRisiMiLaR

Senior Member

Apparently half the people in this thread do not understand repeating decimals.

Senior Member

this pertains to league how?

Kody119

Senior Member

..... i don't understand: i'm a united states citizen, i'm in high school, i know that .999999 repeating =1, hence 1/9= .11111111 8/9=.88888888....

so.... i mean... what's the big deal here?

perhaps i'm just using myself as too much of a baseline, i don't' know.

KSOAR

Senior Member

who ever uses fractions thinks this is true

1/9= .1 repeating
2/9=.2 repeating
3/9=1/3= .3 repeating
4/9= .4 reaping
5/9= .5 reapting
6/9=2/3= .6 reapting
7/9=.7 reapting
8/9=.8 repeating
9/9=3/3=1

but math is founded on patterns so its .9 repeating

BlÂµe

Senior Member

Quote:
Kody119:
..... i don't understand: i'm a united states citizen, i'm in high school, i know that .999999 repeating =1, hence 1/9= .11111111 8/9=.88888888....

so.... i mean... what's the big deal here?

The big deal is that, believe it or not, half the people in the US probably don't understand this concept.