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snoboguy1230
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batman
Pro (for)
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46 Points

.999 repeating is equal to 1 in reality

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/5/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,086 times Debate No: 1393
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snoboguy1230

Con

I am not doubting this fact in our mathematical system, just in reality because i understand all of the proofs and i think that there are flaws in our system of math.

First off .333 repeating doesn't equal 1/3 because it's just an estimate or place holder. So thats my take on the proof:

.333 repeating equals 1/3
.666 repeating equals 2/3
.999 repeating equals 3/3

This proof does not work in reality because i don't even believe the first two statements.

Pretty much what i am saying is that i don't think that concepts of infinity can exist in a world of mathematical fact
batman

Pro

this arguement makes no sense because as you call it "the mathmatical system" has been efficient for hundreds of years and you think that you are more intelligent than the people who have used math to create technology and weapons of mass destruction.this arguement in itself is absurd.
Debate Round No. 1
snoboguy1230

Con

No it is not absurd. I am not claiming that we should redo or change our math system. The people who made it are smart and right of including this system of repeating numbers. But they only did that because it would have raised to many questions and confusement of how infinite numbers can be used in our math system. I am merely saying that these ideas of infinity aren't correct in reality. Prove me wrong using logic, not our math system.
batman

Pro

our math system is logic. that is why logical thinkers such as einstien and plato are revered thinkers
Debate Round No. 2
snoboguy1230

Con

Now you're just arguing about the definition of logic. So looks like you are tyring to beat around the bush. Once again, prove me wrong without using the mathematical system; whatever thats called
batman

Pro

of couse .999 is equal to one you talked about what you believe to be the flaws in the mathematical sytem therfore agreeing with the pro side in todays debate you are contradicting yourself in this arguement making me the victor ther is some logic for you.
Debate Round No. 3
snoboguy1230

Con

You aren't even making sense now. I clearly stated my beliefs in the beginning and am not arguing the mathematical system. Only arguing the reality of the matter, which is the original argument.
batman

Pro

where in the mathematical system does it say .999 repeated is 1 my arguements make complete seense your beliefs are confusing because theyre are infinites in the mathematicl system
Debate Round No. 4
snoboguy1230

Con

You clearly just contradicted yourself, in round 3 you said of course it equals one, and then in round four you're asking where does it say that it equals one in the mathematical system. So now i'm confused if u are arguing against me or with me (your grammar didn't help me understand either).

And to answer your last post, there are mathematical proofs about it; look it up.

You still haven't attempted or succeeded to prove me wrong that it doesn't equal 1 in reality, and for that reason have lost the debate my friend.
batman

Pro

i am pro that means that i argue that .999 repeated equals 1 not you. apparently you are not a debater or have never a debater in high school. cons stance on a matter means that they refute the pros stance meaning that you would try to disprove my theory of it equaling 1. i rest my case because i have clearly won. i was asking you if in the mathmatical system it says that .999 repeated equals 1 because you have given me no evidence saying that it doesn't but you said there are proofs saying it does which makes me the obvious victor considering you contradicted yourself with evidence which is worse than just being confused and accidently saying something wrong, which i did not do if you reread the question;)
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by HCPwns95 9 years ago
HCPwns95
".....can kill 99.9% of germs"

Ahhhh, its not 100%, is it?
Posted by michael_no_winning 9 years ago
michael_no_winning
try being direct next time, batman. don't skirt around the topic, hit it head on. cmon, you had THREE DAYS to come up with an intelligent argument, but your only real response was in round 5. abuse?

so, yep, lose again.
Posted by batman_is_dumb 9 years ago
batman_is_dumb
I voted for snoboguy1230 because for the majority of the debate, he didn't address the topic at all. Then, he provided his only relevant attack in the LAST SPEECH, giving the Con side no time at all to refute it. This is, quite clearly, abusive, and if batman had known anything about debate he wouldn't have done this.

Besides, I'm pretty sure batman is a spammer, and so vote against him on principle.
Posted by GOOFYTU 9 years ago
GOOFYTU
Batman and (robin)Snoboguy1230, this was stupid. both sides of the debate do not deserve any vote as this was a topic based soley on personal beliefs, no evidence was even brought up (snoboguy did not bring up the proof therefore rendering it useless), and both sides analyzed the others's defense point.

This was clearly an act of terrorism.
Posted by Keithinator 9 years ago
Keithinator
I voted for Snoboguy because although this argument was mostly rounds of deciding what the argument was about, Snoboguy started the argument and in the last round batman declared him self the victor by saying "i was asking you if in the mathmatical system it says that .999 repeated equals 1," but he wasnt the one who made the debate and he was beating around the bush, like snoboguy said.
Posted by cody30228 9 years ago
cody30228
snoobguy i voted for you, but don't be a jerk.
And yeah, con has teh burden of refutation, pro has the burden of proof

pro proved .99999 is one
con did not refute this
Posted by snoboguy1230 9 years ago
snoboguy1230
ur an iddiot, i didn't need to disprove u, you needed to disproove me because i started the argument
Posted by snoboguy1230 9 years ago
snoboguy1230
5 is the correct answer in case you were wondering
Posted by snoboguy1230 9 years ago
snoboguy1230
ill tell u how many rounds it needed
Posted by Evan_MacIan 9 years ago
Evan_MacIan
Did this arguement really need five rounds?
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