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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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 Virgil Posts: 8,833 Registered: 1/6/11
Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 8, 2013 4:23 AM

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JT <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

I do not know how to 'now' concepts.

> that 1/inf of the same
> size as N/inf,

That depends on whether N is a member of the set of naturals numbers or
is the set of natual numbers itself.
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