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

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sbingnerno, 0.33333repeating is the best way of representing 1/3 in base 10, it is not truly 1/3
me22assuming you mean sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i)
TRWBW3sbingner: what is a real number?
redividerwhat crap .. Matheticians know the results But the Value of Knothing?
Olathesbingner: Prove it.
TRWBW3sbingner: define a real number
sbingnerI didn't say a real number, I said a true representation of 1/3
me22sbingner: 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3
bah
Pthagnumbers are not processes
TRWBW3sbingner: the challenge and quite. classy.
sbingner: define a real number
sbingnerI got booted, thanks
me22sbingner: 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3
sbingnerI didn't say a real number, I said a true representation of 1/3...
TRWBW3sbingner: okay define true represenation
me22sbingner: you peered. thank before accusing.
TRWBW3sbingner: or maybe define representation, then define true representation
int-esbingner: then define the field you're working with. without such a definition, people will assume real numbers.
OlatheSuccess.
TRWBW3sbingner: and define 1/3 i guess.
OlatheI'm getting a lot of success lately.
sbingnertheoretically, I'm not working with anything
TRWBW3sbingner: you've got true represantation of 1/3, so you need to define 1/3, define representation, and define true represenation
sbingner: you said that very eloquently
sbingner1/3 is a true representation of a third of anything
int-esbingner: and for real numbers, 3*(sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i)) = 1, so this is the 'true' multiplicative inverse of 3.
TRWBW3sbingner: 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.
sbingnerint-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
actionTRWBW3 does a hammer move, it's iggy time
TRWBW3does a hammer move, it's iggy time
OlatheTRWBW3: Success !
int-esbingner: 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.
sbingnerI WANT somebody to prove to me that it exists, but I can't see how
redivideryou are UnBelievable even for a MatheMatician?
PthagThere is no completion of a sequence because 0.333... is a number, not a process
It's a noun, not a verb
EspaqueIt's a really lame idea to say decimals are processes
me22Pthag: the assumption is that 0.333... means sum i = 1 to inf of 3*10^(-i), which is exactly 1/3
PthagI know

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