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Topic: There is the infinitely small difference for .999 repeating and
One quantities

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Re: There is the infinitely small difference for .999 repeating and
One quantities

Posted: Oct 2, 2017 8:50 PM
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> On Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:54:56 PM UTC-7, John Gabriel wrote:
>> On Monday, 2 October 2017 18:31:36 UTC-4, wrote:
>>> They are quantities with nothing in between.
>>> Mitchell Raemsch

>> Nope. If the distance between any two points is zero, then they are the same point.
> What I am saying is they are infinitely close quantities
> with nothing in between. They are not the same point
> but share a sameness by being together closest.

"be being together closest"? Your grammar is almost as bad as your math...
1 = .99999...
In fact, every rational with non-repeating decimal representation, also
has a representation which repeats. Besides the example above, .35
=.349999..., for instance. The "sameness" about them is called "equality".

> Mitchell Raemsch

>> 0.999... or 0.333... or anything with an ellipsis following it, is not a quantity. It is a series.

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