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Old 12-20-2010   #15
Lisasmith111
 
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hui View Post
I wonder what happens when you try to simplify 0.999... ?
Mr Hui,

I think this one becomes 1 as the following illustrates:-

let x = 0.999 and 10x = 9.999

10x - x = 9
9x = 9
x = 1

0.999 is approx = 1 (I guess there has to be some rounding at due to the nature of decimals, whereas fractions can be more exact.
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