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Topic: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
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 Virgil Posts: 8,833 Registered: 1/6/11
Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:04 AM

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

> On 9 Feb, 04:23, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
> >
> >  spermato...@yahoo.com wrote:

> > > fact is 0.999.. never ends ie non-finte
> >
> > 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.
> > --

>
> 0.999... 0.333... is missrepresentations due to inadequate base
> choice, you should worked in fractions or base 3

The choice of at least as large as base as decimal is required by the
use of "0.999...".

The only other at all reasonable choice would have been hexadecimal,
in which case one would have 0.999... = 3/5.
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