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Does .99999… = 1?

Help solve an argument: is 1 greater than 0.9 (recurring)?

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marked as duplicate by Qiaochu Yuan, Chandru1, Aryabhata, Jonas Meyer, Robin Chapman Nov 12 '10 at 18:05

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@Qiaochu: Oh ho! I didn't know whether this was posted before –  anonymous Nov 12 '10 at 16:29
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I don't think downvoting is necessary for accidentally duplicated questions. We can just close as duplicate and move on. (There are already 4 of 5 votes to do so.) –  Jonas Meyer Nov 12 '10 at 17:38
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Neither this nor the earlier question should have been closed. Cogent objections raised in the earlier discussion were not directly answered, because of the closure. I see no reason why the question cannot be discussed further on a math site. –  T.. Nov 12 '10 at 18:08
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@T.: if anyone wants to discuss those cogent objections, they should specifically bring them up in a new question. I am perfectly behind the closure of both of these questions; this topic generally produces much more heat than light. I also do not see the cogent objections you are talking about. –  Qiaochu Yuan Nov 13 '10 at 17:21

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$1 - 0.9 = 0.1 > 0$. You're welcome.

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