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# 0.999... is equal to 1

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 9/13/2016 Category: Education Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,484 times Debate No: 95363
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Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
@NDECD1141 You misread the debate. It's "0.999..."; aka 0 with infinite nines following it.
Posted by NDECD1441 1 year ago
Wow, I couldnt understand those mathamatical equations. Nice debate however, 0.999 is obvi not 1. 1 is 1, 2 is 2, 0.999 is 0.999. Kind of, in a really indirect way, rigged.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
How about you guys debate this in an actual debate? I kind of want to see that, and I'll be glad to vote the winner.
Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
I mentioned it in my first comment.
Posted by DrCereal 1 year ago
Though I understand limiting the debate to the real numbers, I fail to see where you wrote that in the debate, and, specifically, you remark in the opening, "You may use any logic or reasoning you wish...".
Posted by sboss18 1 year ago
"Hyperreals" use infinitesimals. That's why I said real numbers only, no hyperreals.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
I'm currently in 9th grade, and haven't heard of Surreal Numbers before, let alone how this disproves 0.999... = 1.
Posted by DrCereal 1 year ago
No, there is. Surreal numbers. Epsilon. You can prove that writing 0.999... explicitly implies it is not equal to 1.
Posted by PowerPikachu21 1 year ago
@DrCereal Maybe if you go to 100+ 9's maybe. But there's no real argument to suggest that 0.999999999... is not equal to 1.
Posted by DrCereal 1 year ago
Yes, when only considering the real numbers, the two are equal, but when you extend the numbers to surreal numbers, they suddenly have different values.
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