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August 7th, 2019, 09:28 PM   #1
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What's greater than -1

What's a greater number than -1? Is it -1.1 or -0.9?

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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
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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 x-axis in cartesian graph), if you go to the right, the number is greater.
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Silly me. Thanks for the help anyways.
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What is the smallest positive number?
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In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number.
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Or: 1 - 0.9recurring
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In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number.
$\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0$.
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In my opinion, 1/infinity should be defined as the smallest positive number.
Except that $\displaystyle \infty$ is not actually a number....

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$\displaystyle \frac{1}{\infty } \rightarrow 0$.
It would be better to say $\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \infty} \frac{1}{x} = 0$.

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