Impossible? I think not! How is it possible?

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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=10
    Last edited by Sycknes; 10-06-2008 at 04:24 AM. Reason: More proof... ish...

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    wtf? I dont get it...

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    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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    just use WINNER_DK'S SUPER CALCULATOR!!
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    YES YOU ARE RIGHT DOG KEEPER!!! Link
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog_keeper View Post
    just use WINNER_DK'S SUPER CALCULATOR!!
    LOL.

    Thereotically it does work, technically it doesn't.
    Active again.

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    xD MY calc DOES work... But it has some bugs, but I am an rookie! O_O
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