## #math - Sat 17 Mar 2007 between 02:00 and 02:06

### NY Lost Funds

 sbingner no, 0.33333repeating is the best way of representing 1/3 in base 10, it is not truly 1/3 me22 assuming you mean sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i) TRWBW3 sbingner: what is a real number? redivider what crap .. Matheticians know the results But the Value of Knothing? Olathe sbingner: Prove it. TRWBW3 sbingner: define a real number sbingner I didn't say a real number, I said a true representation of 1/3 me22 sbingner: 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3bah Pthag numbers are not processes TRWBW3 sbingner: the challenge and quite. classy.sbingner: define a real number sbingner I got booted, thanks me22 sbingner: 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3 sbingner I didn't say a real number, I said a true representation of 1/3... TRWBW3 sbingner: okay define true represenation me22 sbingner: you peered. thank before accusing. TRWBW3 sbingner: or maybe define representation, then define true representation int-e sbingner: then define the field you're working with. without such a definition, people will assume real numbers. Olathe Success. TRWBW3 sbingner: and define 1/3 i guess. Olathe I'm getting a lot of success lately. sbingner theoretically, I'm not working with anything TRWBW3 sbingner: you've got true represantation of 1/3, so you need to define 1/3, define representation, and define true represenationsbingner: you said that very eloquently sbingner 1/3 is a true representation of a third of anything int-e sbingner: and for real numbers, 3*(sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i)) = 1, so this is the 'true' multiplicative inverse of 3. TRWBW3 sbingner: you know that state young children are in when they don't know that they don't know so they think they know everything? that's you. sbingner int-e, that is only because you cannot ever complete the sequence of 9's and you know there will always be another so it for all intents an purposes can be 1, however there is really no such number as 9 repeating..9 I should say action TRWBW3 does a hammer move, it's iggy time TRWBW3 does a hammer move, it's iggy time Olathe TRWBW3: Success ! int-e sbingner: you have definitions to do that for you. the key definition is that of a limit of a sequence, which is used to define infinite sums like that. sbingner I WANT somebody to prove to me that it exists, but I can't see how redivider you are UnBelievable even for a MatheMatician? Pthag There is no completion of a sequence because 0.333... is a number, not a processIt's a noun, not a verb Espaque It's a really lame idea to say decimals are processes me22 Pthag: the assumption is that 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3 Pthag I know