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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
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Feb 8, 2013 3:55 AM


On 8 Feb, 09:22, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote: > In article <34c7e888f148455c846c4c44a5d0dfa1@googlegroups.com>, > > spermato...@yahoo.com wrote: > > simply > > 0.9999.... is a nonfinite 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.

