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

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 netzweltler Posts: 473 From: Germany Registered: 8/6/10
Re: It is a very bad idea and nothing less than stupid to define 1/3
= 0.333...

Posted: Oct 4, 2017 4:01 AM

Am Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 21:40:54 UTC+2 schrieb burs...@gmail.com:
> Nope, doesn't make any sense at all. Just plain
> crazy. Why would you write a formula for a partial
> sum as a number:

Partial Sum? 0.999... means an infinite sum.

> If ... means n-th place,

No, it doesn't.

> then this here:
>
> 0.999...
>
> Would mean:
>
> 1-10^(-n)
>
> So it would not be a number, but an expression with
> a varying place holder n. Making this exxpression
> here also dependent on n:
>
> 0.999... = 1
>
> But fact is that the following expression:
>
> 0.999...
>
> Has the meaning:
>
> lim n->oo (1-10^(-n))
>
> Which has the value:
>
> 1
>
> Am Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 21:15:40 UTC+2 schrieb netzweltler:

> > The meaning of "..." is absolutely clear in this context and we both know that there is a nth decimal place for each n ? N in 0.999...

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