Ivo Shandor: Was this not covered yet, or did I just miss it?[i.imgur.com image 100x30]
thatguyoverthere70: List fails without 80085
sxacho: 1 = 0.999999999....Here we go again.
ds_4815: "The point is it's really very simple," said Bill Murray, a particle physicist at the CERN laboratory in Geneva.
Clockwork Kumquat: Divide 0.99999... by one. Then divide one by one. Different results.
GoldDude: 0.999999999999 is like a "tease" of 1.You're infinitely close to it, but can't actually reach it.Another similar way of looking at this is as follows:Say you are standing 10 feet away from a line painted on the sidewalk.Every minute, you walk half the distance remaining to the line... so 5.0 feet the first minute, 2.5 feet the second minutes, 1.25 feet the third minute, 0.625 feet the fourth minute, etc.How long before you cross the line?Never. Because you are just infinitely moving closer to it, without ever reaching it.
McGrits: no love for navier-stokes?
DeltaPunch: Article is incredible misleading. They mention E=mc2, then proceed to say that it was formulated as part of Einstein's theory of General Relativity, which is incorrect. It's part of Special Relativity -- GR came later. To top it off, the article fails to mention that the scientists they interview are discussing Einstein's Field Equations, which is not at all E=mc2.
GoldDude: 1 = 0.99999999... XWay wrong.If this is probability, 1 is absolute certainty and anything less than 1 is not.The sun will rise tomorrow? Yeah, I'd give that 0.9999999999.... probability given that it is very unlikely the world will end, the earth will stop turning, the sun will burn out, etc. within the next 24 hours. But it is not absolutely certain.
GoldDude: If this is probability, 1 is absolute certainty and anything less than 1 is not.
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