December 1st, 2012, 02:42 PM   #60 (permalink)
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 Originally Posted by Bob Maxey WOW . . I just discovered that .00001=.99999! Amazing. Time to hit the college prep math books for a refresher. Next thing you know, Three Dog Night will be sued for telling us that 'One is the Loneliest Integer' when the Internet will prove with unfailing logic that 4 is actually the loneliest integer.

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 Originally Posted by Bob Maxey So 1 is exactly equal to .9999? And .9999 is exactly the same as 1? What about .9? What is that equal to? If I borrow a dollar from you and you really need to be paid back in full, can I settle the debt with 99 cents? Same as a dollar, right? If I brrow three or five or a grand, can I settle the debt in full by paying you just little less than I borrowed? Apparently I can. Will you be my next loan officer? So, .9999 = 3/3 and 1/3+1/3+1/3=.9999? And so forth? Your mistake is in the 4th line: 0.3333... + 0.333... + 0.33333 = .9999 not one which is equal to .999994 x the Internet = Bollocks. Some of us seem to leave up the missing piece of the math. I'll call it B for Bollocks. Therefore, .9999 (B) = 1 I do know that E-MC Squared is not true. E=MC Hammer and You Can't Touch That, my friend.
Don't forget that the ellipses ("...") at the end of ".999..." are very important / significant.