Numbers that are EqualDate: Sun, 20 Aug 95 13:40:00 -0500 Subject: True or false? From: If X=1.999999999999... and 10x=19.999999999999... then 10x=19.999999999999... - x= 1.999999999999... ---------------------- 9x=18 and x=18/9 or x=2 Therefore 2 = 1.999999999999... True or false & Why? Ken Scrogan lifewise@atlwin.com Date: 808947454 From: Doctor Ken Subject: Re: True or false? True! This is true because, as you've just proven, 1 = 0.99999999999999999.... It's something that a lot of people have trouble accepting, but it's true. Here's another thing to think about: if 1 and 0.999999... weren't different numbers, there would be some numbers in between the two of them. It'll be pretty hard for you to find any numbers in between 1 and 0.99999..., though. -Doctor Ken, The Geometry Forum |
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