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Korashk
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3/24/2010 9:16:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Or does the justification for the resolution in this debate fail? I'm not commenting on whether not the resolution is true or not, just that the justification used does not affirm the resolution:

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This is in response to the numerous 1 = 2 posts with the mathematical error.
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Let A = 1.99999999... repeating.
10 * A = 19.999999... repeating.
Subtract A from each side...
10A - A = 18.0
9A = 18.0
Divide by 9.
A = 2
Substitute.
1.9999999... repeating = 2.

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From my view all this does is restate the resolution, it does not provide a compelling reason that the resolution should be affirmed.
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collegekitchen7
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3/24/2010 9:18:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Just read the topic name and I'm going to say yes.
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wonderwoman
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3/24/2010 10:24:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1.9999 repeating doesn't equal two but if rounded it does

but at the same time if 1/3+1/3+1/3 = one but one doesnt equal .33333+.33333+.33333 and the .333 is all repeating it is a tough call.
wjmelements
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3/24/2010 11:18:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
The difference between 1.99 repeating and 2 is infinitely small.
Zero is infinitely small.
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