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.999 repeating equals1

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Started: 7/29/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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xenon54

Pro

1/9 = .111111111
1/9 x 9 = .11111111 x 9
1 = .9999999999
kl31

Con

.999 repeating does not equal one.

.999 repeating simply implies that the value gets infinitely close to one, yet never reaches one. other wise someone would just type one instead of having to use the extra effort and type .999 repeating.
Debate Round No. 1
xenon54

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kl31

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Debate Round No. 2
xenon54

Pro

What is 1/3 equal to as a decimal?
Answer: .333 repeating

What is 1/3 times 3?
Answer: 1

What is .333 repeating times 3?
Answer: .9999 repeating

1/3 = .333333 Both of these are undeniable facts
1/3 * 3 = 1
.33333 * 3 = 1 This is ansimple substitution. Since 1/3 does = .3333, you can substitute it for .3333 in the next equation
.333333 * 3 can also equal .999999..... but if .333333 * 3 equals both 1 and .999 repeating, then 1 = .999 repeating.

(Also, please try to use math in your respons
kl31

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by czeekymonkey 2 years ago
czeekymonkey
I've seen dozens of Mathematicians debate this, and they all say that to thing 0.99999... = 1 is to misunderstand the very nature of a continuous decimal as an infinite number. 0.33333... does not equal 1/3, but it is infinitesimally smaller. 0.99999... is not 1, but infinitesimally smaller than 1. It's mathematically irrefutable.
Posted by Adam_Godzilla 2 years ago
Adam_Godzilla
Search us Mhykiel. He's made a thorough debate on this
Posted by KhalifV 2 years ago
KhalifV
You must be more specific.
:999 : : : ; : : : 999^ < :999 : : : = 1
In some instances, it is less.
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