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Virgil

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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 9, 2013 12:58 AM
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In article <1a53f132-cf5b-4868-99c6-93368a51c087@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/Mathematics-Ends-in-Meaninglessness-ie-se
> > lf-contradiction
> >
> >
> >
> > simply
> >
> > 0.9999.... is a non-finite number/
> >
> > 1 is a finite number
> >
> > thus we have
> >
> > a finite number = non-finite number
> >
> > thus a contradiction in terms
> >
> > thus
> >
> > mathematics ends in contradiction

>
> you say
> "The numeral "0.999..." (name of a number) may be considered infinite in
> length, but the number it represents is finite and equal to one."
>
>
> fact is before any maths is done
> 0.9999... never ends and is non-finite
> only after the maths
> do you show
> 0.9999... = 1
>
> and
> simply
> you then show after the maths that maths ends in contradiction
> as
> 0.9999.... is a non-finite number/



WRONG! "0.999..." is not the same as "0.9999...." so your use of the
wrong one breaks your argument, but it was wrong anyway because neither
of them is number.

And anyone trying to make your argument hold up in a mathematics NG is
both a fool and an ass.
--




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