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Topic: how does .9999999=1???
Replies: 19   Last Post: Jan 1, 2011 2:43 AM

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 Wasell Posts: 11 Registered: 9/29/10
Re: proof for .9999999=1
Posted: Dec 27, 2010 11:46 AM

On Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:14:02 EST, in article
<1383820098.60421.1293369272072.JavaMail.root@gallium.mathforum.org>,
jay kirschbaum wrote:
>
> This discussion is pretty old but I am looking for more proofs beyond the convincing one I learned in high school -
>
> If .333333.... = 1/3
> and .333333.... x 3 = .9999999......
> and 1/3 X 3 = 1
> then .99999..... = 1

For a general discussion and a few informal proofs, see:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999...>

For an indisputable formal proof, see:
<http://us.metamath.org/mpegif/0.999....html>

--
Wasell

"You're at the bottom of the class. Lots of verbiage but the
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