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If 0.999(etc) = 1, does 1  0.999 go to zero?

What do you mean "go to zero"? It doesn't "go" anywhere; it's not a sequence that gradually approaches something. 1  0.999... is equal to 0.
Where does 2  1.999... go? People are way too attached to a base system.
RE: If 0.999(etc) = 1, does 1  0.999 go to zero?
February 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm
(This post was last modified: February 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm by Tiberius.)
That's the same base system...
Did you mean to say 2  1.222... in base 3?
Isn't this all about rounding the numbers?
Oh man, what was I thinking replying in a mathematics thread?
Not quite.
(February 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm)Dee Dee Ramone Wrote: Isn't this all about rounding the numbers?Nope. See: http://atheistforums.org/thread9338.html http://atheistforums.org/thread11303.html
X.999(etc) is an integer, not a fraction, but expressed algebraically as if it were a fraction. 0.333(etc) is exactly equal to 1/3, thus 0.666(etc) is exactly equal to (2/3), etc.
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Another way to express this is like this:
0.111(etc) is exactly equal to 1/9. 0.222(etc) is exactly equal to 2/9. 0.333(etc) is exactly equal to 1/3. 0.444(etc) is exactly equal to 4/9. 0.555(etc) is exactly equal to 5/9. 0.666(etc) is exactly equal to 2/3. 0.777(etc) is exactly equal to 7/9. 0.888(etc) is exactly equal to 8/9. 0.999(etc) is exactly equal to 9/9.
For Religion & Health see:[/b][/size] Williams & Sternthal. (2007). Spirituality, religion and health: Evidence and research directions. Med. J. Aust., 186(10), S47S50. LINK
The WIN/Gallup End of Year Survey 2013 found the US was perceived to be the greatest threat to world peace by a huge margin, with 24% of respondents fearful of the US followed by: 8% for Pakistan, and 6% for China. This was followed by 5% each for: Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, North Korea. LINK "That's disgusting. There were clean athletes out there that have had their whole careers ruined by people like Lance Armstrong who just bended thoughts to fit their circumstances. He didn't look up cheating because he wanted to stop, he wanted to justify what he was doing and to keep that continuing on."  Nicole Cooke 
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