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Thread: ENOUGH! (was: "Re: [OT]: Brain Burp Rounding??")
face picon face BY : Bill Westfield email (remove spam text)

   I think that one of the fundamental laws of arithmetics says that a number
   is only equal to itself. This includes rational numbers (like 0.(9) and
   1). This means that 1 != 0.(9) by definition.

But ".999 repeating" is not a "number", per se.  It's shorthand for an
algorithm that produces a value (that happens to be 1.0)


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