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Topic: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017

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Dan Christensen

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Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017

Posted: Dec 31, 2017 9:08 AM
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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.


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12/27/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
Karl-Olav Nyberg
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bursejan@gmail.com
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bursejan@gmail.com
12/28/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
Jan Burse
12/28/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/28/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
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12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
Karl-Olav Nyberg
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
Python
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bursejan@gmail.com
12/28/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bursejan@gmail.com
12/29/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/29/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/28/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/29/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/30/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/30/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/31/17
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
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12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
7777777
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
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p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bassam king karzeddin
12/30/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/30/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
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12/31/17
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12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
1/2/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
1/2/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
1/2/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
1/3/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
1/4/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
zelos.malum@gmail.com
1/4/18
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
wolfgang.mueckenheim@hs-augsburg.de
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
bassam king karzeddin
12/31/17
Read Re: If you claim 0.999... is a rational number, then you must find
p/q such that 0.999... = p/q. 12/26/2017
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