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Originally posted by Sublime620
Which is why it can't have a place on the number line - it's not a number. It's a representation of a growing/shrinking number. It's constantly getting bigger or smaller.
Originally posted by 00Einstein
Anyway, the 1 cannot exist on the end of that number. You cannot say that it started as 0.1 and you simply added zeroes in the middle infinitely, and now is infinitely growing. A NUMBER CANNOT GROW! It is static. You can discover a new number by adding to the old one, but it will NEVER be that same number changed. 4=3+1, but 4 is not a overgrown 3. It is a seperate entity.
Originally posted by Sublime620
Yes it's going somewhere. Every time another 9 is added to the end, it is getting closer to it's destiny.
Originally posted by Sublime620
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Universal language. You change the name we used to represent the number, but 1 will always be 1.
It represents 1, no matter what you call it.
You can show (using calculus or other methods) that with a large
enough number of 9s in the expansion, you can get arbitrarily close to
1, and here's the key:
THERE IS NO OTHER NUMBER THAT THE SEQUENCE GETS ARBITRARILY CLOSE TO.
Thus, if you are going to assign a value to .9999... (going on
forever), the only sensible value is 1.
There is nothing special about .999... The idea that 1/3 = .3333...
is the same. None of .3, .33, .333333, etc. is exactly equal to 1/3,
but with each 3 added, the fraction is closer than the previous
approximation. In addition, 1/3 is the ONLY number that the series
gets arbitrarily close to.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Your quote above is stated like a fact. When it is not one.
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"Infinity Ends, you just will never reach it."
Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Your quote above is stated like a fact. When it is not one.
Oh but it is. How dwindling your thought to not recognize such.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
Did you not know that yet?
Originally posted by Sublime620
I don't know what to say about a higher being that doesn't understand decimals.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
.9... will ALWAYS HAVE A REMAINDER.
.9... does NOT equal 1. Sorry to burst your bubble.
No, it's because the answer goes against the accepted, correct concept of infinity as understood my modern mathematics. It is your understanding that it flawed.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE Is it because the answer goes against your beliefs of infinity?
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So I split that 1 microgram into 3, to be fair to the children, yet there is still a remainder left to give the children. Even though it is a very very small mount of candy, I can still divide it more, and more, and more, untill there is nothing left.
Originally posted by Cyberbian
You can never accurately cut something into equal thirds. There will always remain a finer fraction of error than you can control.