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 09-07-2006, 06:44 PM #1 IceMan2 Local High School Star     Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 1,828 OT: "Interesting" Math Question 2 Does 0.9 repeating = 1? Case for FALSE 0.9 repeating doesn't equal 1 because well because it is not 1 period...It is just a little less...It is the number that is closest possible to 1...It is just a little short...Basically, its just not 1...Its just a "little off"...Its just not there yet... Case for TRUE 1. 1/3=0.3 repeating Times both sides by 3 1=0.9 repeating? 2. What is 1-(0.9 repeating)? 0? If its 0, then its 0.9 repeating must be 1 also... So does 1=0.9 repeating?
 09-07-2006, 06:45 PM #2 LakersDynasty Very good NBA starter     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Los Angeles Posts: 4,114 its 0.99999999 (infinite) thus less than 1.
 09-07-2006, 06:46 PM #3 IlliniFan Very good NBA starter     Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: NOVA Posts: 8,053 No..Its like an asymptote on a graph...it keeps getting closer and closer but will never reach that number. .9 repeating does not equal 1.
 09-07-2006, 06:46 PM #4 i seen hippos NBA Superstar   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 14,987 . this seems really obvious.
09-07-2006, 06:46 PM   #5
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by LakersDynasty its 0.99999999 (infinite) thus less than 1.
What do you have to say about the 2 things for the "True" Side

09-07-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by IceMan2 2. What is 1-(0.9 repeating)?

it's .0 repeating 1

09-07-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by DreamRuled it's .0 repeating 1

Actually

1.000-.999=

.001...

Not

.011 like you have it going...

Or

1.000000-0.999999=.000001

Not

.01111

So if it was 1=0.9 repeating, then what?

 09-07-2006, 06:55 PM #8 IceMan2 Local High School Star     Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 1,828 Come on, anybody want to against the 2 Cases saying it is True? Don't tell me 1/3 doesn't equal 0.3 repeating...You could divide 1 by 3 yourself, and you'll get an infinite amount of 0.3 repeatings... And if you do times that by 3, you got 0.9 repeating, while 1/3 becomes 1... And What is 1-0.9 repeating then?
09-07-2006, 06:58 PM   #9
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 Originally Posted by IceMan2 Come on, anybody want to against the 2 Cases saying it is True? Don't tell me 1/3 doesn't equal 0.3 repeating...You could divide 1 by 3 yourself, and you'll get an infinite amount of 0.3 repeatings... And if you do times that by 3, you got 0.9 repeating, while 1/3 becomes 1... And What is 1-0.9 repeating then?

0.000009, you get the picture.

And then they say LAUSD students are dumb.

09-07-2006, 06:59 PM   #10
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 Originally Posted by LakersDynasty 0.000009, you get the picture. And then they say LAUSD students are dumb.
Where did the

"0.000009"

come from?

What were you trying to answer with that...

09-07-2006, 07:06 PM   #11
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by IlliniFan No..Its like an asymptote on a graph...it keeps getting closer and closer but will never reach that number. .9 repeating does not equal 1.
Yes, it's like this:

Take a point that is 20 feet from a wall, you move it half the distance to the wall (10 ft), if you keep halfing your distance, you will never reach the wall.

09-07-2006, 07:08 PM   #12
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 Originally Posted by Timmeh Yes, it's like this: Take a point that is 20 feet from a wall, you move it half the distance to the wall (10 ft), if you keep halfing your distance, you will never reach the wall.
Yes...But can you answer the reasons it can be True?

09-07-2006, 07:12 PM   #13
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 1. 1/3=0.3 repeating Times both sides by 3 1=0.9 repeating?
This isn't true because multiplying 1/3 by 3 = 1, but 0.3 by 3 = 0.9, they don't equal because fractions in some cases, like 1/3, are just rounded decimals.

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 2. What is 1-(0.9 repeating)? 0? If its 0, then its 0.9 repeating must be 1 also...
1-0.9 is 0.1 repeating.

09-07-2006, 07:15 PM   #14
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 Originally Posted by Timmeh This isn't true because multiplying 1/3 by 3 = 1, but 0.3 by 3 = 0.9, they don't equal because fractions in some cases, like 1/3, are just rounded decimals.

1/3 = 0.3 repeating exactly...not 0.3 period...
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 1-0.9 is 0.1 repeating.

What math are you in?

1.000-0.999 is NOT

0.111 like you have things working out....

its 0.001....

Think about what I just told you there

What is 1-0.9 repeating...

09-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #15
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by IceMan2 1/3 = 0.3 repeating exactly...not 0.3 period... What math are you in? 1.000-0.999 is NOT 0.111 like you have things working out.... its 0.001.... Think about what I just told you there So lets ask again... What is 1-0.9 repeating...
Is it 0.000001 repeating Teacher?

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