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Virgil

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Re: 0.9999.... = 1 means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:22 PM
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In article <189b26dd-5f7c-43e1-859c-3aa052e0ccae@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.
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