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# 0. 999. . . Is not equal to 1

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 8/3/2018 Category: Education Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period Viewed: 1,225 times Debate No: 117299
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Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
As @jackgilbert forfeited round #3 how do I get the debate to resume onto the next round?
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
@jackgilbert The text in bold are your statements and my main statements and questions for you to answer
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
well @dev_101
let x = 0. 999. . . 9
10x = 9. 999. . . 0
by doing this you assumed the series of 99999 has an ending and that ending is followed by a bunch of zeros which contradict the condition that the series of 9s continues indefinitely.
your proof contradicts your assumption thus its fallacious. Plus, Euler and many brilliant mathematicians have not dispute this result, To claim that you alone hold the truth to the entire math community's misconception is a bit arrogant dont you think
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
@jackgilbert I did not claim it to be finite the explanation was given in the last paragraph If the notation was not clear I will re-explain in detail in the next round, Next time please read the entire argument before writing your argument as most of the things you wrote was already stated and countered.
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
@Dev_101- I did refute it. You assumed that infinity is a finite number and that if you subtract 1 from it, You get one less than that number. But infinity doesn't work like that. If you have infinitely many of something, Taking one away from it does not make it smaller. Just like 0. 999. . . . . - one of the 9's equals 0. 9999. . . . . .
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
@Dev_101- I did refute it. You assumed that infinity is a finite number and that if you subtract 1 from it, You get one less than that number. But infinity doesn't work like that. If you have infinitely many of something, Taking one away from it does not make it smaller. Just like 0. 999. . . . . - one of the 9's equals 0. 9999. . . . . .
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
@jackgilbert did you read what was on round 1 the first proof was already shown on round 1 as well as the counter for it, Which you did not refer to at all.
Proof 2 violates one of the rules of the debate defined at the beginning the reason for it is also defined there.
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
Hm, By this step
let x = 0. 999. . . 9
10x = 9. 999. . . 0
you already assume that there is a place where that 9 ends and follows by a bunch of zeros which contradict the initial assumption that the 9 continue indefinitely

what do you have to say about other proofs. For instance, Proof by geometric series?
Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
Mathematically, Yes. I once debated this and lost. However, Technically, If you want to go by exact value, They do not equal the same thing because there will be an infinitely small difference between the two numbers. It would be 0. 00. . . 01
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