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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is the point! It is one, I agree! But it is also .9999999999...

Do it term by term, it is

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 + .00009 + .000009 + ... +

obviously .99999999999... and you used the geometric sum to say it equals 1.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There is no reason that that sum should be equal 0.999...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is no reason that that sum should be equal 0.999...

Please look at the preceding post again. That sum produces an endless bunch of nines! You said it was one because you used this formula

sort of shows that if we do not agree with .999999999... = 1, we have to give that up. I do not want to give it up. It works!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No, no. I disagree that that sum is equal to 0.999...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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.9 = .9

.9 + .09 = .99

.9 + .09 + .009 = .999

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 = .9999

.9 + .09 + .009 + .0009 + .00009 = .99999

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looks to me like it agrees with .9999999...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I do not see 0.999... anywhere in there.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, then in other words you do not agree with any other non terminating decimal?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No. I do not agree with non-terminating nines.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about non terminating threes?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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They are okay.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Is

1 / 3 = .3333333333... ?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes it is.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then

3 ( 1 / 3 ) = 3 ( .33333333333...)

1 = .999999999999...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Nope.

3*0.333... is equal to 1.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not following you.

There is a difference between .333... and .333333333... and .333333333333333... ?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No, of course not. I am just saying that the product of 3 and non-terminating 3's is 1, and not 0.999...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You do not think that

3 (.333333333333...) = (.999999999999...) ?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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No. because I think that the number on the right should be barred from mathematics.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm...

So you are saying you like this

and this

but do not like this:

I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Yes.

1/9=0.111...

2/9=0.222...

3/9=0.333...

4/9=0.444...

5/9=0.555...

6/9=0.666...

7/9=0.777...

8/9=0.888...

9/9=1

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hohohoho! Thank you for that, I always knew you had a sense of humor and you have really uncorked it and sprayed me with champagne. Very good!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Excuse me?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I thought you were joking, sorry.

I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Do you know what a devil's advocate is?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it is someone who defends impossible positions to irk someone else. Someone who is so old that the slightest annoyance can kill him.

I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.

All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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