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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
face BY : Thomas McGahee email (remove spam text)

Sorry, but .99999 repeating is EXACTLY equal to 1.00000

They are just two different ways of EXPRESSING the same
number. Don't believe me? 1/9=.11111 repeating. 2/9=.22222 repeating.
3/9=.3333333 repeating. 4/9=.4444 repeating, 5/9=.55555 repeating.
6/9=.6666 repeating. 7/9=.7777 repeating. 8/8=.888 repeating.
So 9/9=.99999 repeating. The "error" between .999 repeating and
1.000 (repeating, by the way!) is .0000 repeating. Get it?

.999 repeating and 1.000 (repeating the 000 part) are simply two
different ways of EXPRESSING the value. They may LOOK different,
but mathematically the difference is ZERO.

.999 repeating, 9/9, x/x (where x is non-zero), 1,  1.000 repeating
all REPRESENT the same VALUE. One.

Fr. Tom McGahee

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