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# 0.999... = 1 | Prove Me Wrong

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 6/13/2018 Category: Education Updated: 5 days ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 180 times Debate No: 115532
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Posted by Masterful 5 days ago
Does 0.999=1? No because there is a difference of 0.001
Does 0.99999999999999=1? Nope, we face the same problem.
When does a string of 0.9s ever = 1? For every 0.9 you add you created a difference of 0.1 between the 0.9s and 1.

I could sit here for an infinite amount of time typing 0.999999999999.. and I would never hit the value 1.

You can only hit the value of 1 when you use a false representative of infinity such as 0.999.. this of course is not true infinity because true infinity is not real.
Posted by Masterful 5 days ago
The third fallacy you have made is, when trying to identify what 9X is, you use a sum where you try to do infinity minus infinity.
"9.999..-0.999.." This is the flaw in your sum.

You've concluded that infinity minus infinity is 0, this is wrong

Infinity - Infinity = Undefined.

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Posted by Masterful 6 days ago
The second fallacy you have made is misunderstanding the concept of infinity and over simplifying it.

For 0.999.. to exist we would have to create decimal places infinitely small, so the question posed here is; what's the difference between infinitely small and simply not existing? There is no difference, this tells us that infinity is either undefined or impossible.
Posted by Masterful 6 days ago
First off all I'd like to begin with this. To assert 0.999..=1 you must assume 0.001.. does not exist.
That's the first fallacy.
Posted by Masterful 6 days ago
May I retract my previous comment as I was trying to prove that 0.88 can never become 0.89 but miss typed. I will continue to show your ignorance AKMath.
Posted by Masterful 6 days ago
X=0.88
10X=8.8
8X=8
X=1

ALMath, Get rekkt by a math casual you noob. If I had debated you on this you'd die.
Posted by Masterful 6 days ago
If we have infinite numbers, then the difference between 0.9999.. and 1 is infinite.
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