going to say "Well of course it's not 1, if it was 1, we'd write it as 1! The important thing is it is EQUAL to 1. If you say a = 2 and b = 2, b isn't a, but it does EQUAL a: they both point to the same value."(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Then I'll get a blank stare.

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# The next time I hear .9~ isn't 1 I'm

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