Thread: ? about .999~=1
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CRGreathouse
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Dec31-06, 12:46 AM
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Quote Quote by Gib Z View Post
From that, I already know that I know more math than this guy does.
I think I found a better nonsense quote:

The fact that you can't compute the decimal expansion of a sum from the decimal expansions of its addends is a well known phenomenon that was noticed by Turing. In a fully constructive treatment of the real numbers, this is often stated by saying (informally) that not every positive real number has a decimal expansion. More precisely, there is no constructive proof that every positive real number has a decimal expansion (or at least we don't know of one).