Virgil
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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted:
Feb 9, 2013 4:22 PM


In article <189b26dd5f7c43e1859c3aa052e0ccae@googlegroups.com>, spermatozon@yahoo.com wrote:
> you say > "The numeral "0.999..." (name of a number) ..." > > the symbol/numeral "0.999..." represents a number that never ends
FALSE!
I say that "0.999..." represents a number.
You are the only one here claiming that "it never ends".
Any numeral expressed in decimal notation represents a finite real number, and if its decimal expression is eventually periodic (repeats some finite digit sequence from some decimal place onwards) represents a finite rational number.
If you do not know at least that much about the meaning of decimal numerals you should not be displaying your ignorance here. 

