# Does 0.999 = 1 ?

1. Mar 2, 2005

### chickenguy

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?

2. Mar 2, 2005

### gschjetne

It's correct to the extent that you reduce the number of sigfigs

3. Mar 2, 2005

### ramollari

Yes they are equal, just like the limit for $$x \rightarrow \infty$$ of 1/x is 0.
Just remember that it is not a matter of opinion or polling, but a mathematical identity!

4. Mar 2, 2005

### chroot

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You've already posted several threads that are virtually identical to this one.