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Topic: decimals
Replies: 7   Last Post: Apr 24, 1997 12:36 AM

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Mark Howell (Gonzaga)

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Re: decimals
Posted: Apr 23, 1997 8:39 PM
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So, how do we know that 3*.3333333... = .99999.....?

This is not a proof, and seems to get back to Mark's original
point about arithmetic with infinite decimals.

An unrelated point...I use the density argument to try
to persuade students that .999...=1. If they're different,
name the real between 'em.

Mark Howell





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