Date: Jan 31, 2013 4:53 AM
Author: Virgil
Subject: Re: ZFC and God
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WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> On 31 Jan., 01:51, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:

>

> > > > > > Does every rational have a decimal expansion?

> >

> > > > > No. For instance 1/9 = 0.111... has no decimal expansion

> >

> > > > You just gave it one.

> >

> > > No. I know, it is very unfamiliar, but it is fact: "0.111..." is not a

> > > decimal expansion. For instance, because decimal expansions by

> > > definition have only one point. 0.111...

> >

> > Finite and infinite decimals have only one decimal point, but the

> > ellipsis "..." is not a decimal point,

>

> I did not say "decimal point" but only "point".

Even so, the ellipsis '' is not a point, but an abbreviation for "and

so on".

>

> > but is a standard abbreviation

> > for either "and so on until" if followed by an end value or "and so on

> > without end" if not followed by an end value.

>

> Please write this decimal expansions without an abbreviation. The

> present form only shows potential infinity, namely for "every" n d_n =

> 1.

Seems actual enough to me.

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