Date: Jan 29, 2013 7:25 AM
Author: mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
Subject: Re: ZFC and God
On 29 Jan., 12:41, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote:

> WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> writes:

> >> AGH! You just rejected my definition and said that a decimal is

> >> terminating iff it is in the set of terminating decimals, and you

> >> define that set with reference to the definition of terminating

> >> decimal.

>

> >> Never mind. The point remains. The number 0.777... is not in T.

>

> > Then show it! Show a digit that lies beyond all digits of terminating

> > decimals.

>

> That is unnecessary and irrelevant.

Neither nor. Be so good and show it, if you know a way.

> All I need to show is that, for

> every function f:{1,...,k} -> {0,...,9},

>

> 0.777 != sum_i=1^k f(i)*1-^-i.

>

> I did that days ago. You snipped it.

It is unnecessary and irrelevant. But contrary to the question I put

above, I knew this "proof" already before you showed it. So do me a

favour and show what is requred and not what is not asked for.

>

> > Or do you claim that it is impossible to distinguish terminating and

> > non-terminating by digits? Or do you claim that it is impossible to

> > work in the domain of terminating decimals?

> > Why can't you support your claims?

>

> I believe that it is obvious to the casual observer who is failing to

> support his claims. We are going in circles here because you are

> honestly too incompetent to understand how to apply a definition.

You are wrong. I understand what you "proved" and I judge that it is

completely irrelevant.

>

> There is no point in continuing this conversation.

Of course you have to withdraw because you cannot show what is

required, namely how a terminating decimal by replacing digits (not by

division) can yield a non-terminating decimal

>

> It is literally a shame that such a stupid man is allowed to teach his

> addled thoughts on mathematics. Shame on you and shame on your

> school.

That is the natural reaction of persons like you.

Again: You and every mathematician is challenged to prove that by the

simple operation of exchanging digits a set of terminating decimals

can yield a non-terminating decimal.

Regards, WM