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Thread: ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
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>
> Surely any child could point out that with the
> 0.9999 issue that ANY POSSIBLE STEP can only reduce
> the error to a smaller amount. The *number* of steps
> is completely confusing and superfluous, the error
> must always exist as there is NO POSSIBLE STEP
> that can eliminate the error, only reduce it a bit
> more. And you really don't need impressive formulas
> to understand that reality? :o)
> -Roman


Roman, thank you. You gave me the words to deal with this.
Above, you said:

"The *number* of steps is completely confusing and superfluous"

However, 'infinitely many steps' is _not_ a number of steps. Rather it is
the process carried out for (if I may) an _infinite_ number of steps.

Remember: 'infinity' is not a number, its a concept.

That is the difference.

Bob Ammerman
RAm Systems
(contract development of high performance, high function, low-level
software)

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