Monthly Archives: December 2012

Taking Down A Basic Proof

The first time I heard the idea that .999 = 1, it was explained to me like this: 1/3 = .333… (1/3)3 = (.333…)3 1 = .999… One divided by 3 equals point 3 repeating. If you multiply both sides … Continue reading

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Reification

I’d like to answer an objection here, one that I hear commonly and that I’m sure I’ll hear again (even despite this post): people say that a number like 1.999…98 is impossible. If you aren’t familiar with that number, it … Continue reading

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A Simple Proof

It’s almost too easy to explain why .999… does not equal 1. Even fools can see the reason right away — it appears to take a college education to get it wrong, as counter-intuitive as that may be. If .999… … Continue reading

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Inductive Reasoning

Throughout this blog, I’ll refer many times to getting my answers through inductive reasoning, and it will probably benefit you to know what that is. Inductive Reasoning is, along with deductive reasoning, one of the two methods of figuring things out … Continue reading

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