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Old November 26th, 2012, 03:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by scary alien View Post
Wait a second...I was promised there'd be no math in this job!



Also, this is pretty cool: 0.999... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (they say "yes", by the way )

Thats a pretty interesting read... and having read it I now think I get whats going on. It appears that 0.999... in the way that mathematicians currently understand it, doesn't actually mean what I thought it did.

So i'm fine with the whole 0.999... =1 thing. Which is completely different from 0.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 9999999999999 =1 which it clearly isn't.

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You tryin to start a riot with us Indiana folk?
Only the stupid ones....

(which obviously wouldn't include anyone here)

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Last edited by psionandy; November 26th, 2012 at 03:23 PM. Reason: I've got .999999999999999999999 reasons not the infinite one
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