.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=10