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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
face BY : Chris Carr email (remove spam text)

> Do not get confused between the VALUE of a number and its
> representation. Whether you like it or not, mathematically the mumber
> 1 exactly equals .9 repeating. This is not a matter of personal
> opinion. It is simple mathematical fact.
Now if I remember my maths correctly 0.9 repeating to infinity will
equal 1........but..........you can never reach infinity, you can only
"Approach Infinity".  So whilst 0.9 repeating will get so mind boggling
close to 1
that an amoeba couldn't push his reproductive organ in the gap it will
never actually reach the point where it will equal 1.

Chris Carr

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