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Comment: Re:0.999... is not equal to 1 (Score 1) 1260

by splatbang (#33899384) Attached to: Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1

Let's try it this way.

1/9 = 0.111... as you have said. This can be easily demonstrated with long division.

2/9 = 0.222... Again, easily demonstrated with long division.

And we continue...

3/9 = 0.333...
4/9 = 0.444...
5/9 = 0.555...
6/9 = 0.666...
7/9 = 0.777...
8/9 = 0.888...

And now...

9/9 = 0.999...

Numbers are values, not processes. The operations we as humans or computers perform to approximate or determine the values are processes, but the numbers themselves are not.

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