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

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

Posted: Oct 4, 2017 6:03 AM
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Am Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2017 11:44:35 UTC+2 schrieb Zelos Malum:
> >In fact it means exactly infinitely many commands.
> >But of course if you define a series to be equal to its limit, then that's like defining an apple equal to an orange. That is your problem, not ours.

>
> It doesn't because it is not operations upon operations, it is just a representation of one element in real numbers.


It does. And 0.875 is representing 3 operations, e.g.
0.8 + 0.07 + 0.005 or
0.5 + 0.25 + 0.125.

It can be an element AND represent some number of operations.



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