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From: Loyd

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2003031414:21:20
Subject: Re: Converting 0.9(repeating) to a fraction.

Yes, .99999999... repeating forever and ever, is = to 1. Just as .499999 repeating is = to .5. The difference of 1-.9999999... repeating approaches zero in the limit. This concept is the is one of the key concepts in calculus.

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