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Virgil

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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:22 AM
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In article <34c7e888-f148-455c-846c-4c44a5d0dfa1@googlegroups.com>,
spermatozon@yahoo.com wrote:

> simply
> 0.9999.... is a non-finite number/


For the number represented by 0.999..., which is clearly greater than
zero, to be infinite, it would have to at least be greater than 1 as
well, but is not!

If you mean that 0.999... represents an infinitely long numeral, that is
something quite different.

If you cannot distinguish between a numeral and the number it
represents, you are too ignorant to be posting to sci.math.
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