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Does 0.999 = 1 ?

  1. Mar 2, 2005 #1
    HI epople, i am doing a project on maths and i would like to know this first of all. i am telling you that 0.99999........=1, do you think this is correct or incorrect and do you have any special opinions?
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2005 #2
    Ask your teacher about significant figures.
    It's correct to the extent that you reduce the number of sigfigs
     
  4. Mar 2, 2005 #3
    Yes they are equal, just like the limit for [tex]x \rightarrow \infty[/tex] of 1/x is 0.
    Just remember that it is not a matter of opinion or polling, but a mathematical identity!
     
  5. Mar 2, 2005 #4

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