Virgil
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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
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Feb 8, 2013 8:35 PM


In article <ec68fd0b592d464e9346fb5c2e0829a5@googlegroups.com>, spermatozon@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Friday, February 8, 2013 4:56:49 PM UTC+11, sperm...@yahoo.com wrote: > > australias leading erotic poet shows that if > > > > 0.9999... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction > > > > > > > > http://www.scribd.com/doc/40697621/MathematicsEndsinMeaninglessnessiese > > lfcontradiction > > > > > > > > simply > > > > 0.9999.... is a nonfinite number/ > > > > 1 is a finite number > > > > thus we have > > > > a finite number = nonfinite number > > > > thus a contradiction in terms > > > > thus > > > > mathematics ends in contradiction > you say > > "the meaning of the symbol 0,.999... > It is a symbol which represents an "ifinite series", which bt > definition is a sequence" > > the idea that > > 0,.999... = 1 > is not in question on this post Your" 0,.999..." is nonsense. It is 0.999... which is under discussion.
And it means the same as Sum_(n= 1...oo) 9/10^n
Which is a convergent infinite series in proper mathematics And only nonsense to those without sense.
> what is the question is what does it MEAN > fact is
0.999... means Sum_(n= 1...oo) 9/10^n
or equivalently, 9*Sum_(n= 1...oo) r^n, where r = 1/10.
It is well known among mathematicians that for every r strictly between 1 and +1, Sum_(n= 1...oo) r^n = r/(1r)
Thus for r = 1/10, the sum is (1/10)/(11/10) = 1/(10  1) = 1/9
So it is clear that the one cell of "spermatozon" is not a brain cell. 

