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Originally posted by Maggot Minion
1/9 does not equal .111111..... It equals 1/9. You cannot convert that number into an even. I ould quote someone who stated this earlier but I haven't been able to figure that out yet. He said something about how you always step halfway to the wall and so on, yuou know how it goes. that theroy sort of applies here. you will always have a fraction left over from your division. please explain the geometric system in your way because it just isn't working for me
[edit on 11-4-2005 by Maggot Minion]
many of math's most difficult problems...
Calvin: You know, I don't think math is a science, I think it's a religion.
Hobbes: A religion?
Calvin: Yeah. All these equations are like miracles. You take two numbers and when you add them, they magically become one NEW number ! No one can say how it happens. You either believe it or you don't. [Pointing at his math book] This whole book is full of things that have to be accepted on faith ! It's a religion !
Hobbes: And in the public schools no less. Call a lawyer.
Calvin: [Looking at his homework] As a math atheist, I should be excused from this.
you will always have a fraction left over from your division
Originally posted by PeteTPP
The equation that was first posted: X=.999
10X= 9.999
10-X = 9X
9X = 9
1X = 1
1= .999
That equation is completly wrong.
If X = .999 then 10 multiplies by X = 9.99 not 9.999.
10x - x does = 9x but where did you get 9x =9??!!!
9x would be equal to 8.991
Therefore X = .999
You've obviously made a mistake, you can check this on a normal calculator.
[edit on 17-4-2005 by PeteTPP]
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
quote: Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
'If I divide 9 into 1 I get .1 repeating........Divide 1 into 1 = 1, not .9 repeating.'
and,
"multiply 1/9 * 9 you get 1
multiply .1 repeating * 9 you get .9 repeating
if you accept 1/9 equals .1 repeating, then you must accept that 1 = .9 repeating because of the Multiplicative Identity law of mathematics."
[edit on 4/3/2005 by djohnsto77]
Doesn't work that way, the only way it works is because your calculator is built to round off.
Originally posted by electric
I believe .9 recurring could be expressed as a fraction of infinity.