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Originally posted by nataylor
But you CAN'T stiuck a 9 "at the end" because there is no end on which to stick it. The nines go on forever.
Originally posted by nataylor
Actually, that question proves my point. What you subtract from 1 to get .9... is 0. Because .9... and 1 are equal.
Originally posted by ALLis0NEActually that just proves that you and millions of other confused mathmeticians including wikipedia, are lost.
1 - 0.1... = ?
Originally posted by nataylor
Originally posted by ALLis0NEActually that just proves that you and millions of other confused mathmeticians including wikipedia, are lost.
1 - 0.1... = ?
.1... = 1/9
1 - 1/9 = 8/9 = .8...
Originally posted by nataylor
I don't know about you, but I certainly don't have a calculator capable of displaying an infinite number of digits. A calculator is incapable of displaying .9... or using it in a calculation.
Originally posted by nataylor
What specific number for you subtract from 1 to get .9...?
Originally posted by nataylor
If you have to subtract, there MUST be a specific number. And you're right, I would tell you such a number doesn't exist. It must be a decimal, then some number of zeros, and then a 1. But because we have an infinite number of 9s we need to reach, we'd need an infinite number of 0s.
Originally posted by nataylor
Every time to add a zero between the decimal and the "ending" 1, you make the number smaller. When you reach an infinite number of 0s between the decimal and the 1, you've made the number infinitely small. An infinitely small number is equal to 0.
Originally posted by nataylor
.0...1 is actually incorrect notation.
Originally posted by nataylor
Since the zeros go on forever, you'll never reach an end on which to put a 1, so that's why there is no number between .9... and 1. There is simply no room to fit a number between the two, making them equal.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
What is 1 divided by infinity? Infinity.
Originally posted by ALLis0NE
This is an easy one to understand, you must not think complex or you will get lost. The simple answer is the correct one.
.9 can NEVER = 1
Everything on the RIGHT SIDE OF THE DECIMAL, is only a PART.
A fraction, a part, a piece, a section of.
.9 is 9/10ths of 1
The more numbers you add after the decimal, makes it SMALLER. What people don't understand is you can ALWAYS DIVIDE.
No matter how small something is, you can always divide it into smaller. (hence infinite)
Case Closed
Originally posted by 00Einstein
To ALLisONE
About that circle analogy. A circle is not infinite, only continuous.