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BY : Doug Joel email (remove spam text)

The there is .00001 difference between .99999 and
1.00000....

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From: Thomas McGahee <tom_mcgaheeSIGMAIS.COM>
To: <PICLISTMITVMA.MIT.EDU>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??

> 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
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5/9 is not 0.2
> > recurring, but I guess that was a typo!)
> >
> > 4.99999999999 (repeating) is not equal to 5.00000000
(repeating), that's
> why
> > we have different numbers to express it. However,
4.99999999999
> (repeating)
> > is nearly equal to 5
> >
> > This reminds me of the thing where :-
> >
> > - There is 1 cake
> > - Each person takes half of the amount of cake that is
left, indefinatly
> >
> > Therefore there is always some cake left......
> >
> > Regards, Kevin
> >
> >
> >
> > > 4.99999999999 (repeating) = 5.00000000 (repeating)
> > > Remember, repeating decimals are equal to an integer
divided by 9.
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