Here we go...
How do you define .(9)?
Also, if 1 is truly greater than .(9), then by what margin is it greater?
It is greater by an amount that gets smaller and smaller as time passes but will never equal zero.
Back in the day, when all they had was fractions, I'm sure they loved how everything meshed perfectly. These decimal thingys really threw a stick in the spokes, didn't they.