## Pi = 4 : Problem Archimedes?

 Quote by Mathnomalous Infinitesimally fat?
His blubber was a fractal. :X

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 Quote by G037H3 it's part of the trolling it's saying that pi = 4, not pi = 4!
man I hope you just got trolled...

 Archimedes will be really be pissed off when he see his name appear with that face in the last picture.

 Quote by Stan Marsh Archimedes will be really be pissed off when he see his name appear with that face in the last picture.

I see a resemblance.

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 Quote by Mathnomalous At least they did not name him Pi.
Have you read 'The life of Pi' ? Brilliant book!

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 Quote by Mathnomalous 1/3 = .3333333333... (3) 1/3 = (3) .3333333333... 3/3 = .9999999999... 1 = .9999999999... I have earned a place in the Math Hall of Fame! Btw, I, too, would have a problem if my name was Archimedes; what kind of parent names his kid Archimedes!?
Sorry I don't get it? What is the problem? Why are you surprised at this result? Am I missing some sarcasm?

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 Quote by Integral Sorry I don't get it? What is the problem? Why are you surprised at this result? Am I missing some sarcasm?
I'm in the dark too...

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 Quote by FlexGunship Where the "9" portion repeats forever but the last digit is an "8"??

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 Quote by jarednjames Doesn't that contradict itself?

...no...

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 Quote by FlexGunship Where the "9" portion repeats forever but the last digit is an "8"??
Surely there are many such numbers!

Take for example 0.8 = 0.79999...

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 Recognitions: Gold Member My reasoning is that 0.9999... is NOT equal to 1. Dividing 1 by 3 is an operation that never completes. You have to infinitely continue the operation. Seems to me that it is similar to dividing by 0. You cant actually do it. The operation isn't allowed or isn't possible. We just use "shorthand" if you will, and say that dividing by 0 is just 0 because it avoids the whole question of why you can't do it. However, the fraction 1/3 represents 1 part out of 3 parts. Each part is a "Whole Part". 3 pieces put together equal 3/3, or 1 "Whole Thing". If you slice a pie into 3 pieces, you dont get 0.333...x3, you get 3/3. 3/3 divided by 3 equals 1/3. Thats just my take on it though. I'm sure many others would disagree. =)

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 Quote by Drakkith My reasoning is that 0.9999... is NOT equal to 1.
You'll only get this thread locked. Consult the other of 0.9999 != 1 threads on this forum.

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 Quote by Jarle You'll only get this thread locked. Consult the other of 0.9999 != 1 threads on this forum.
If my one post gets this thread locked, then so be it. I'm not that concerned about being incorrect, especially here in the General forum.

Edit: After reading a few posts, I'm still not convinced. 0.333... x 3 is also an operation that never ends. How can 0.3333...x3 = 0.999... if you never get a result? Am i missing some kind of rule or something in math that says otherwise?

Edit 2: I don't wanna get this post sidetracked, so don't worry about responding to me. =)