I think after Phano explained to me ( very harshly might I add) or a few posts after that I understood what all of you were saying. But I went along to see your reactions. But let me say that the "Logic" part of the discussion was also strictly serious as well.

more of an asshole than a dumbass. anyways. I have to countthe registers now. I hope they have .9999 dollars instead of 1! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A> Peace

Here's an interesting question. Can anyone come up with a real life scenario where you'd end up with a value of 0.999... to infinity?

This is unbelievable. .999... = 1. That's all that needs to be said... and yet, in classic sc.net fashion, people with zero tangible knowledge, experience, or education, have kept this "debate" churning for multiple pages based on their ignorance, incompetence, arrogance, irreverance, and complete refusal to accept the MATHEMATICAL PROOF of HIGHLY QUALIFIED, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, HIGHLY EDUCATED experts in their field. Look, if you don't agree that .999... = 1, then shut the #$%# UP... and learn something new. It does = 1. That's the end.

I was talking about some sort of equasion that would create and enless series of 9s, like when 1/3 = 0.333... I would assume the answer would be no, since apparently it equals 1, meaning any sort of equasion that equals 0.999... would have to be equal to 1

actually, thats pretty much the definition of infinity. it means that the one doesnt exist. 100% Fact. Inifinity isnt a number. Its a concept. Its not just a thing too big to comprehend, its bigger than that. no end means NO END. its like a circle. you can start at any point you want, but youre gonna be going around and around and still never hit an end.

its more of the concept of a limit thats important. Its actually incredibly common problems in calculus. The number .9999 whatever is irrelevant. you could say the same thing about .0000...1 =0. if you want a relevant topic to that, look at atomic half lives, or my other post which said about the expansion death of the universe.

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It's as simple as life. If I live forever and died after that, than I didn't really live forever did I? Same with this concept, if it is .999 with infinite nines, there is no place that somebody can say well there is still point x number of zeros one, because that would mean the question is flawed, because the 9s go on forever.

I know this is old but.. you're wrong The universe has an end... like RIGHT NOW this exact milisecond it has an end. Your statement is false because, yes the univers is always expanding but... it doesn't mean that at a certain point in time it doesn't have an end... it has trillions upon trillions upon trillions of ends DEPENDING on what poing of time you are looking at. Therefore you are wrong. And your analogy is wrong. (not to say that what your were trying to prove is false, just that you sucked at explaining it. HARD)

I just have one more question... If .999999... = 1 because it never ends so you'd never be able to add anything to it to get one, then why don't all repeating decimals = 1?

Thats the difference between a convergent series and a divergent one. Convergent means it heads toward a single number. Divergent means it goes to infinity. Here is a good way to think of a convergent series: Take a piece of string that is 1 meter long. Now, imagine you cut it in half, and after you do this, you take one of the halves, and cut it in half, and continue to do this, cutting it in half "infinity" times. What is the total length of all the pieces once you have cut it up? Is it infinity, or 1 meter?