So we've actually got two symbols for one number. Awesome, I know. In fact - as wikipedia states -

*every nonzero, terminating decimal has a twin with trailing 9s, such as 8.32 and 8.31999.*

Cool mathematical trick. Well, it's not a trick, but still - cool. A bit connected to my fractals article.

0.999... Wiki - Check out proofs etc. Skepticism in education is interesting, too.

I'll use this to look even smarter then...

ReplyDeleteI've seen many forum topics where people argue about this. some funny moments there.

ReplyDeletecould say it's a mathematical feature.

interesting!

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1 divided by 3 is .33333333333333...

ReplyDeleteso that's a third of 1.

Multiply that by 3, and you get .99999999999....

So, in essence it works.

it's also a good way to troll in math class.

ReplyDeletewhoa thats pretty trippy

ReplyDeleteCool, I've never really thought about it, but it makes sense.

ReplyDeletethat's good to know. your picture made me dizzy, btw.

ReplyDeleteThis is an amazing discovery good work!

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Thanks for the Wiki article :D quite interesting!

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