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User avatar #30 - harryboom (05/14/2012) [-]
but 0.9 recurring IS 1
it's not troll science at all it's just normal maths
#60 to #30 - beedub (05/14/2012) [-]
No, it atually isn't. 0.9 recurring gets ever so close to 1 without ever getting there.
User avatar #61 to #60 - harryboom (05/14/2012) [-]
no they are the same number. there is no difference between them
#62 to #61 - beedub (05/14/2012) [-]
It all depends on the context. In real numbers, the two are never the same. But as you approach infinity, then you are right.
User avatar #86 to #62 - RandomAnonGuy (05/14/2012) [-]
0.9 recurring isn't a real number though, so it can't be used in that context.
#90 to #86 - beedub (05/14/2012) [-]
It actually is...I may have gotten mixed up on some of the mathematical terms in this thread, but it is indeed a real number. That I am sure of.
User avatar #63 to #62 - harryboom (05/14/2012) [-]
the numbers aren't changing 0.9 recurring is 0 followed by an infinite number of 9's it doesn't move closer to 1 it just is one
#66 to #63 - beedub (05/14/2012) [-]
After looking it up I see you're technically right...although my mind keeps asking, why wouldn't there still exist a difference of 0.00000000000000000000000.....1 as a difference?
User avatar #71 to #66 - harryboom (05/14/2012) [-]
because that would be 0 followed by an infinite number of 0's and then have something after that. the only way you could have a different number after a sequence would be if the sequence was finite which 0.0.... wouldn't be
#73 to #71 - beedub (05/14/2012) [-]
I guess I was for some reason under the mentality that no two separate rational numbers could be equal. 0.9 recurring is rational and so is 1.0 recurring.
User avatar #75 to #73 - harryboom (05/14/2012) [-]
they aren't separate. it's just another way of expressing the value
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