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Topic: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

Replies: 5   Last Post: Oct 4, 2017 3:15 PM

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 bursejan@gmail.com Posts: 5,511 Registered: 9/25/16
Re: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

Posted: Oct 3, 2017 5:21 PM

Since \sum_{k=1}^n 9/(10^k) = 1 - 10^(-n),
and \sum_{k=1}^oo a(k) = lim n->oo \sum_{k=1}^n a(k)

The two are synonymous:

lim n->oo (1-10^(-n)) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} 9/(10^k)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym

BTW: The following authors here on sci.math already
explained this two you like a dozen times:
- Dan
- Me
- Markus Klyver
- Zelos Malum
- Etc..

You, bird brain John Gabriel, probably qualify
for the most stupid human being on the planet.

Should we call the Guiness book of records?

Am Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 22:04:52 UTC+2 schrieb John Gabriel:
> > lim n->oo (1-10^(-n))
>
> No. 0.999... = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} 9/(10^k)

Date Subject Author
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10/4/17 Markus Klyver
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