DUH! 1 doesn't just equal 1! it also is equal to .999...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999...
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999...
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[split] 0.999... equals 1

DUH! 1 doesn't just equal 1! it also is equal to .999...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999... Tee hee Rhizo (September 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: DUH! 1 doesn't just equal 1! it also is equal to .999... Then the universe becomes nothingness, which is equal to itself (0 = 0   1 = 1)... therefore righting the inequality. OR if it were 1.001 The universe becomes a single ever compounding mass... creates a singularity... which then rights the inequality. Please give me a home where cloud buffalo roam
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(September 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm)Saerules Wrote: Then the universe becomes nothingness, which is equal to itself (0 = 0   1 = 1)... therefore righting the inequality.No it doesn't. 1 is provably 0.999... (reoccuring) Here is my favourite proof: x = 0.999... 10x = 9.999... 10x  x = 9.999...  0.999... 9x = 9 x = 1 So x = 0.999... = 1 Find the error in my math if you want, but you won't since this thing has been known by mathematicians for years
10X  X = 9X
9X = 8.991
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No, you are forgetting the reoccuring values. 0.999 x 9 does indeed equal 8.991, but 0.999... (reoccuring) is the same value as 1, as my calculation showed.
You can do it the other way: 1/3 = 0.333... (reoccuring) 3 * 1/3 = 3 * 0.333... 1 = 0.999...
It is still 10X  1X=9X, not 10x value rounded off  1x value rounded off.
Just like your division, first you simplify to the total amount of X needed, then do your multiplication/division.
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I don't think you are quite getting the calculation.
We set x to 0.999... (reoccuring). 10x is therefore 9.999... (simple multiplication). To get 9x, we need to subtract x from 10x (10x  x), which is the same as doing the calculation 9.999...  0.999... So 9x = 9 So x = 1. The calculation is explained in more detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999... 0.999... is a real number equal to one. (September 22, 2009 at 9:42 am)Tiberius Wrote: I don't think you are quite getting the calculation. I find this extremely fascinating! I'm reading on the wiki site now!
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If you are more into mathematics, this one might be an interesting read too: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/scimathfaq/sp.../0.999eq1/
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