tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21956912.post3846646071830130729..comments2013-07-15T21:55:47.433+10:00Comments on TJ's Place: When .999 is actually 1Andrew Miltonhttps://plus.google.com/112451498016115516328noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-21956912.post-32809066587354314762011-07-08T05:04:08.842+10:002011-07-08T05:04:08.842+10:00TJ, I found your article very interesting. But as ...TJ, I found your article very interesting. But as far as i know the "closest to reality" explanation (if there is any reality in math) is that<br />there is NOT a human readable number that results from dividing a number by 9. So, the .XXXXX that we get is not the *real* answer but one that we can use in real life.<br />So what you actually found is NOT that .999r = 1 but a paradox made by this way of representing unrepresentable things.<br />If you use a professional software you will notice that it never converts fractions like 9/7 unless you actually force it to.<br />Any way, you are right that 9/9 is the same as 9.9999 plus an infinitesimal which is more like an philosophical entity rather than a number so kinda...alfredohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04394023674573546515noreply@blogger.com