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Thread: ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
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> What about the math proof someone posted a while ago...
>
> x = .999...
>10*x = 9.999...
> 9*x = 10*x - x   (the infinite .9999 cleanly subtract from one
> another -->)
> 9*x = 9.999... - .999... = 9.0
> x = 1
>
> No divisions by zero or other math-destroying magic required...
>
> BillW

Making something look like something else isn't how "I" define
proof. I'll be blunt and say that type of mathematical manipulation
is just card tricks. And as for "a miss is as good as a mile", look
at the number of particle smashes needed to detect neutrinos or
other sub-atomic bits, which are far far smaller than atoms. How
many head-on collisions were an infinitely small "that much" off ?
But understand that I'm quite comfortable with the fact that there
is a mathematical world and a physical world

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