On Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 10:14:04 AM UTC-5, John Gabriel wrote: > Any rational number can be represented in the form p/q with both p and q integers and of course q not 0. All, but one! That is, 0.999... cannot be represented as p/q, unless it is assumed from the beginning that 0.999... and 1 are the same.
Why can we not assume something that has been shown to be true? You are being silly. Of course, 1 is a rational number that can be represented as 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, etc.