Brain Burp Rounding??
Bill Westfield email (remove spam text)
> 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.
You don't have to "reach" infinity. You SAID that it repeats to infinity,
so it DOES. It doesn't matter that you can't write it down...
BTW, the "half way" problem is equivilent to 0.1111 repeating in BINARY,
and that's 1.0 too. The mathematician shouldn't have had a problem. (The
Philosipher, on the other hand...)
And amoebas don't have reproductive organs...
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In reply to: Your message of Sat, 2 Jun 2001 15:30:12 -0400
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