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I really do not want to keep this discussion about .9 repeating

being exactly equal to 1 going and going and going, but as

an educator I really want to make sure that at least some of the

PIC list members "get it".

9/9 is a RATIONAL number. It can be **represented** in decimal

notation in (at least) two ways that LOOK different but have the same

exact VALUE. These are 1.000 (with the zero repeating forever),

and .999 with the 9 repeating forever. The mathematical difference

between the two is .000 with the zero repeating forever.

This concept is difficult for some people to grasp at first,

because .9999 (9 repeating) just LOOKS smaller than 1.0 (0 repeating).

Looks can be VERY deceiving.

777/777 may **look** bigger than .001/.001 to some

people, but believe me the VALUE is the same. 1.

Fr. Tom McGahee

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