*shrug* When it comes to infinity you can prove alot of things that fly in the face of existing proofs. Just goes to show: Math is a religion, not a science.
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*shrug* When it comes to infinity you can prove alot of things that fly in the face of existing proofs. Just goes to show: Math is a religion, not a science.
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I have yet to see a single counter proof for this.
If the proof contradicts another proof, then at least one of them must be wrong, and consequently not a proof.When it comes to infinity you can prove alot of things that fly in the face of existing proofs.
As mentioned in my private message, I am still curious to know if indeed you have met professional mathematicians that regard infinity as a number, and thus formally use the notation 10^(-infinity) instead of involving limits.
Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart WayOriginally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
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As for does anyone use the notation 10^(infiniate), no, but they express the idea verbally.
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But is 0 not the limit of 10^x as x tends to negative infinity? Like Thantos, I cannot see how this is any sort of proof that 0.999... is not equal to 1.As for does anyone use the notation 10^(infiniate), no, but they express the idea verbally.
Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart WayOriginally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
*shrug* I never understood it myself, but these were folks who were professors in the field. There are many people convinced that infinity, or infinite decimal places, tends to break proofs.
By the way...
Your proof makes a little more sense if you explicitly state before the last step that the step before it means that 9x = 9 therefore x = 1.
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