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.99999...=1

by Josepho1997 / November 25, 2012 10:43 AM PST

Does .99999..=1
.9999... is .99999 repeating. What do you think?

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(NT) Close enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 2:04 PM PST
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NO.
by Jojer12 / December 5, 2012 12:41 AM PST
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That's silly

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So you're a Mathematician?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2012 12:49 AM PST
In reply to: NO.

"In the high school gym, all the girls in the class were lined up against one wall, and all the boys against the opposite wall. Then, every ten seconds, they walked toward each other until they were half the previous distance apart. A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer were asked, "When will the girls and boys meet?"
The mathematician said: "Never."
The physicist said: "In an infinite amount of time."
The engineer said: "Well... in about two minutes, they'll be close enough for all practical purposes."

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