Based on today’s Wikipedia featured article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999…, I see where ‘0.999…’ is the new ‘1’. Considering myself as someone with at least slightly above average math skills, I would have argued against the idea. But after reading the ‘Fraction’ and ‘Algebra’ proofs provided in the article (they are simple and make sense) I have changed my mind. Was I asleep thru all those years of math, geometry, algebra, trig and calculus courses in high school and college to have missed this or did the rules change when I wasn’t paying attention?
Although it was caught and removed I noticed for a least a few minutes this morning someone slipped in and added “u r gay and ur mom is too” to the body of the article introduction. Was it an upset math nerd or just a prankster?