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You are not logged in. #76 20130407 01:56:09
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It is just another way of saying the other. An endless number of 9's just mean the same thing as the number of 9's approaching infinity. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #77 20130407 02:41:19
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Not exactly, half the time I do not even agree with him but he makes a good bowl of soup.
I would rather say .9999999... = 1 and be able to continue using the sum of a geometric series formula then not. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. 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. #78 20130407 12:19:02
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Pi isn't exactly equal to that, the decimal is an approximation. So you should not put a "=" sign, you should put "≈" #79 20130407 14:18:41
Re: [1 paradox]Now that is what the ............ at the end of the value tells you 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #80 20130407 17:12:30
Re: [1 paradox]Hello Bob; #81 20130407 17:42:50
Re: [1 paradox]Hi;
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. 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. #82 20130407 17:49:40
Re: [1 paradox]hi Maiya
But my point (see also earlier comments by me) is that all numbers are like this. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei 