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Topic: 0.9999... = 1 that means mathematics ends in contradiction
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 JT Posts: 1,388 Registered: 4/7/12
Re: 0.9999... = 1 that means mathematics ends in contradiction
Posted: Mar 14, 2013 7:11 AM

On 14 mar, 03:04, 1treePetrifiedForestLane <Space...@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> you have to think in the spirit of "real numbers;"
> for instance, you can use the "surreals" to do taht
>
> one, the categorical counting-number -- although
> that is not the most cannonical representation of "one" --
> is not the same as "the real, number, one,
> to an infinite precision odometer-like cruncher,
> 1.0000...
>
> that is, like, more than a googolplex of zeroes.
>
> thus:
> nine should be easy for a quadric surface; supposedly,
> that is generally the minimum number of points
> to define a quadric surface; corresponds
> to a 14-deltahedron (convexity).

You just don't get it do you.

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