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I once had a calculator that would do 9/9 = .999999999999999999999 occasionally.
Me too, I call it "Microsoft Excel."
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But I'm more machine than human . . . how would I compare?
Well, we could order on height, but the ordering would change over time for some people.
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I remember seeing a proof awhile back of 0= all real numbers, didnt remember it but I found it. I do remember doing a paper on this in high school and then when I didnt know an answer on an exam after that I would put zero. My teacher did not find it as amusing as I did.

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/A..._equal_to_zero


Let x=y
y^2=x*y
y^2-x^2=x*y-x^2
(y+x)(y-x)=x(y-x)
y+x=x
since x=y
y+x=y
x=0
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Well, we could order on height, but the ordering would change over time for some people.
You can handle this with probability waves.
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That's not a question.
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I remember seeing a proof awhile back of 0= all real numbers, didnt remember it but I found it. I do remember doing a paper on this in high school and then when I didnt know an answer on an exam after that I would put zero. My teacher did not find it as amusing as I did.

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/A..._equal_to_zero

I've got a bunch of false proofs for your entertainment:
http://www.marypat.org/mathcamp/doc2000/false.pdf

I "prove" all numbers are equal, 2=1, , , and much much more. [None of these "proofs" are original to me. I just like collecting paradoxes/false proofs]
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Question: Prove .9999999... = (.9999999...)^2 independently without referencing ".999999... =1".
I could do that if only I could prove that the sum of the infinite series N/(10^(N+1)) = 1/81, but I don't remember how to do infinite sums anymore.
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