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# .999 repeating equals1

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 7/29/2014 Category: Education Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 699 times Debate No: 59689
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 Pro 1/9 = .111111111 1/9 x 9 = .11111111 x 9 1 = .9999999999Report this Argument 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.Report this Argument Pro xenon54 forfeited this round. Con kl31 forfeited this round. 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 responsReport this Argument Con kl31 forfeited this round.
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Posted by czeekymonkey 7 years ago
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 7 years ago
Search us Mhykiel. He's made a thorough debate on this
Posted by KhalifV 7 years ago
You must be more specific.
:999 : : : ; : : : 999^ < :999 : : : = 1
In some instances, it is less.
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