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# Mathematics proves a finite number = a non-finite number-thus mathematics ends in contradiction

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 3/22/2014 Category: Science Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 495 times Debate No: 49683
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 Australias leading erotic poet colin leslie dean shows mathematics proves 0.9999... = 1 and that means mathematics ends in contradiction as a finite number= a non-finite number a contradiction in terms a self contradiction http://www.scribd.com... proof x=.9999... a non-finite number 10x=9.99... 10x -(x)= 9.99... - (.999...) 9x=9 x=1- a finite number thus x=1 and x=.999... simply 0.9999.... is a non-finite number/ 1 is a finite number thus we have a finite number = non-finite number thus a contradiction in terms thus mathematics ends in contradictionReport this Argument I accept your proof and it is widely accepted as fact, but it isn't a contradiction. If we take the definition as, "A combination of statements, ideas, or features which are opposed to one another." The only way in which it can be is if there is a rule which states that a finite number cannot be a non-finite number, or there is something extrinsically wrong with this, in which case you have the burden of proof, and have not met. 0.9999... is 1, and it is mathematic fact in which you have demonstrated using a method accepted as fact. Unless of course you can prove that a finite number cannot be an infinite number, you have failed your burden of proof. I cannot put forward any points because full BOP is on you to fill the gap on why it is contradictory. Sources:http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...;Report this Argument shakuntala forfeited this round. CJKAllstar forfeited this round. shakuntala forfeited this round. CJKAllstar forfeited this round. 1 comment has been posted on this debate.
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