Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Matheology sqrt(-2): WM admits to unlistability of 0/1 sequences
Replies: 76   Last Post: Dec 28, 2013 7:39 PM

 Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
 Virgil Posts: 8,833 Registered: 1/6/11
Re: Matheology sqrt(-2): WM admits to unlistability of 0/1 sequences
Posted: Dec 21, 2013 10:28 PM

jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:

> So is it possible the answer is never, and could the conclusion be that
> 0.999... not really equal to 1.

IT depends on what is meant by 0.999...
If a real number is meant, then 0.999... = 1,
but if only some infinite sequence of finitely long decimals,
like 0.9, 0.99, 0.999, ..., is meant, the sequence is not EQUAL to 1
though it DOES have a limit which is equal to 1.
--

Date Subject Author
12/20/13 William Hughes
12/20/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/20/13 William Hughes
12/20/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/20/13 William Hughes
12/20/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/20/13 Virgil
12/20/13 Virgil
12/21/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/22/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/22/13 William Hughes
12/22/13 JT
12/22/13 William Hughes
12/22/13 Virgil
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Tucsondrew@me.com
12/22/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/22/13 Tucsondrew@me.com
12/22/13 JT
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Tucsondrew@me.com
12/22/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/22/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/23/13 Virgil
12/23/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/23/13 Virgil
12/27/13 JT
12/27/13 JT
12/27/13 Virgil
12/27/13 JT
12/27/13 JT
12/27/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/27/13 Virgil
12/28/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/28/13 Virgil
12/28/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 JT
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/22/13 JT
12/22/13 Virgil
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/21/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/21/13 Virgil
12/21/13 William Hughes
12/22/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/22/13 Virgil
12/20/13 Virgil
12/22/13 Pfsszxt@aol.com
12/22/13 mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
12/27/13 Neto Henderson Tangent