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Topic: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Replies: 37   Last Post: Mar 18, 2013 9:27 PM

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 JT Posts: 1,448 Registered: 4/7/12
Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 3:55 AM

On 8 Feb, 09:22, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
>
>  spermato...@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.
> --

It is the same concepts Virgil you should now that 1/inf of the same
size as N/inf, the OP is correct. Neither 1/inf nor the set of
{1,1,1...}/inf is a number. But they are equivalent concepts.

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