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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

hehe, yeap.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

on a side note..I can see why you don't own a tv..between you and me..the tv is stalking me..and arguing with itself over what it thinks of me
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

at1with0 wrote:Does 1/3 also imply endless time?

.(3) is a quite full description of 1/3.

1/3 is a full description of one-third or one-out-of-three.

.(3) is the decimal equivalent, yet, it's lacking. endlessly. infinitely.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

In .(3) there is nothing happening, no process is occurring. JUst like 1/3.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

at1with0 wrote:In .(3) there is nothing happening, no process is occurring. JUst like 1/3.

doesn't .(3) mean "point 3 repeating." If not, then I've been off-base in all my messages.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

Yep. Since I can't type a little bar over the 3, which is the usual notation, .(3) means ".3 repeating."
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

at1with0 wrote:Yep. Since I can't type a little bar over the 3, which is the usual notation, .(3) means ".3 repeating."

Then you are wrong bro.

1/3 means "1 out of 3." It's clean and neat.

.(3) means "point 3, with the 3 being repeated infinitely."

You don't see the difference?
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

frrostedman,
you rock, repeatedly, infinitely
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

Then you are wrong bro.

1/3 means "1 out of 3." It's clean and neat.

.(3) means "point 3, with the 3 being repeated infinitely."

You don't see the difference?

This relates back to the point I brought into this, which is the mathmatics rules for rounding off numbers. When you round off the numbers by the rules, this trick with the 1/3 works out correctly back to 1.0. I think, but how did the mathmatics world decide on these rounding rules as exceptions, since math is considered absolute and exact?
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

frrostedman wrote:
at1with0 wrote:Yep. Since I can't type a little bar over the 3, which is the usual notation, .(3) means ".3 repeating."

Then you are wrong bro.

1/3 means "1 out of 3." It's clean and neat.

.(3) means "point 3, with the 3 being repeated infinitely."

You don't see the difference?

That's not precisely what .(3) means, if we wanna get technical.

Numerically, there is no difference between 1/3 and .(3) although there is a difference in what the notation means (magically, they can be shown to be the same quantity).
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