Brain Burp Rounding??
David VanHorn email (remove spam text)
At 07:39 PM 6/2/01 -0500, michael brown wrote:
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>From: "Thomas McGahee" <SIGMAIS.COM> tom_mcgahee
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>Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 11:19 AM
>Subject: Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??
> > Sigh.... I did not say .99999 I said .99999 REPEATING.
> > As in **forever**.
> > 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.
hold on jack..
That's as nonsensical as saying that 2=3 for large values of 2.
I have a problem with that.
0.99(followed by any finite or infinite number of nines) is by definition,
not equal to 1.0
The value of 0.99(inf..) is less than 1.0 by an infinitely small (but
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