wtf? I dont get it...

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how? a few simple math equations prove it.
.999 = x
9.999 = 10x
subtract x ...

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- 10-04-2008 09:41 AM #1Member

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## Impossible? I think not! How is it possible?

.999 repeating = 1

how? a few simple math equations prove it.

.999 = x

9.999 = 10x

subtract x from both sides

9 = 9x

reduce

1 = x = .999

WHAT?!?!??!

ok, some more.

1/3 = .333 repeating

2/3 = .666

3/3 = .999

reduce 3/3 = 1 = .999

how is this possible? is my math wrong? well.. i have a theory...

At the end of .33333333333 there is a 4..... but get this, 4x3 = 12 so you would get 10.0000000000000 forever then 12. since the 4 would equal up to 12 after you multiply 3.3 by 3 to get 9.9, you need more 3's in front of it so it doesn't go over. An infinite number of 3's and a 4 at the end. My theory! Anyone else agree? (Plz give credit for theory! math teacher showed me proof)

*edit* Also, on every calculator i have used besides my computers calculator, i get 10/3*3 = 9.999. So 10 is also equal to 9.999! My computer calculator says 10/3*3=10Last edited by Sycknes; 10-06-2008 at 04:24 AM. Reason: More proof... ish...

- 10-04-2008 10:06 AM #2
wtf? I dont get it...

- 10-04-2008 10:23 AM #3
Lol? the most proper way to say 1/3 is 1/3 you can't use 0.33 cause that is not right >.< You can't figure this out...

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- 10-04-2008 10:58 AM #4
just use WINNER_DK'S SUPER CALCULATOR!!

- 10-04-2008 11:40 AM #5
YES YOU ARE RIGHT DOG KEEPER!!! Link

// Reinn

- 10-04-2008 08:39 PM #6

- 10-04-2008 09:01 PM #7
xD MY calc DOES work... But it has some bugs, but I am an rookie! O_O

// Reinn