Does .999~ equal 1?

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Hurkyl

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0.999... does not equal 1.
Yes it does. You would do well to read material written by people who know what they're talking about.

What is the first number after 1?
Why should there be such a thing? The reals are "densly ordered" -- between any two numbers, there exists another number. (e.g. (x+y)/2 is between x and y) This easily disproves the notion that there should be a 'first' number after 1.


Anyways, this thread is quite ancient, so I figure there's no point in leaving it open.
 

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