Q: Is 0.9999… repeating really equal to 1?

Q: Is 0.9999… repeating really equal to 1?

For instance:= = = =As it so happens, 0.9999… repeating is just another way of writing one. But we can make the left hand side into as small a positive number as we like by making n sufficiently large. That implies that 1-0.9999… must be smaller than every positive number. What we see here is that 0.9999… is closer to 1 than any real number (since we showed that 1-0.9999… must be smaller than every positive number). But since there aren’t any numbers “between” 1 and all the real numbers less than 1, that means that 0.9999… can’t help but being exactly 1.

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