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August 7th, 2019, 09:28 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2019 From: TTF area Posts: 106 Thanks: 1  What's greater than 1
What's a greater number than 1? Is it 1.1 or 0.9?
Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2019 at 11:52 PM. 
August 7th, 2019, 09:42 PM  #2 
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to get a number greater than a given number add a positive value to it. 1 + 0.1 = 0.9 1 < 0.9 on the other hand to get a number less than a given number subtract a positive value from it 1  0.1 = 1.1 1.1 < 1 
August 7th, 2019, 11:18 PM  #3 
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0.9 think of a number line, 0.9 is to the right of 1, so it's greater. In a number line (or xaxis in cartesian graph), if you go to the right, the number is greater. Last edited by skipjack; August 7th, 2019 at 11:53 PM. 
August 8th, 2019, 02:17 PM  #4 
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Silly me. Thanks for the help anyways.

August 10th, 2019, 11:28 AM  #5 
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Pop quiz for helpmeddddd What is the smallest positive number? 
August 13th, 2019, 05:17 PM  #6 
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In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number.

August 13th, 2019, 11:05 PM  #7 
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Or: 1  0.9recurring

August 13th, 2019, 11:35 PM  #8 
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August 14th, 2019, 12:47 PM  #9 
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August 14th, 2019, 12:48 PM  #10 
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 2,257 Thanks: 927 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff.  It would be better to say $\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{1}{x} = 0$. Dan Last edited by skipjack; August 14th, 2019 at 01:17 PM. 

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