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Remember how much gfaqs melee used to fight over this?

#31linkkhalid89Posted 4/1/2012 7:25:02 PM
Fly is trying to steal my thunder. I would challenge him to a math-off, but I would probably lose.
#32MaskedSheikPosted 4/3/2012 1:31:26 PM
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2459/an-infinite-question-why-doesnt-999-1
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#33ExalxPosted 4/7/2012 4:47:43 PM
Soo..

If I add .111... to .999... I'll get 10.111...?

Math. Why you no make sense?
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#34Slashtap(Topic Creator)Posted 4/7/2012 9:13:39 PM
No, you'd get 1.1111.. repeating. Where'd you get 10 from?
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#35MaskedSheikPosted 4/7/2012 10:14:25 PM
It makes perfect sense. And, as is usually the case in basic math, it makes sense in a million different ways, which means if it visually confuses you in one way you can look at it in another way.

Try this on as an explanation:

0.1111...
0.9999...

Add it vertically. It becomes

(0.1 + 0.9) + (0.01 + 0.09) + (0.001 + 0.009) etc.

which is the same as

1 + 0.1 + 0.01 + 0.001 ... = 1.1111...

I guess this is another way of confirming 0.999... is 1 in the first place, since it's obvious that 1.1111.... - 0.1111... = 1.
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#36Oblivion_HeroPosted 4/15/2012 1:59:10 PM
Wait, that was Vi Hart who did that video? She stayed in my residential house for a while last spring. Small world.
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#37CornwallacePosted 4/26/2012 2:32:19 AM
There's a good reason 0.999... isn't 1
For example, it isn't "1.0", it is "0.999..."
Which is good enough for me.
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#38shadow_zero_5Posted 4/28/2012 12:00:59 PM
Yeah, that's Vi.
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#39vZakatPosted 4/30/2012 7:11:58 PM
lol I remember this stuff. Good times...
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