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To: jec41
Where is your simple proof that 1+1=2 or the only varations of 1 that produces 2.

3 > 2
except for unusually large values of 2!

Cheers!

And about 1 and .9999999999999999 ;

You can subtract them by hand with pencil and paper :-)

98 posted on 02/20/2006 6:20:45 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
And about 1 and .9999999999999999 ; You can subtract them by hand with pencil and paper :-)

I recklessly made the same observation as you earlier in the post. I had forgot my math. 1 is absolute and a number and can be proved absolute. .9999999999999999 is not a number. 1+9999999999999999=1.9999999999999999 I had to go to goggle and review absolute. 1+1=2 is proved absolute. A simple explanation is that a string .999999 inches long is not as long as a string 1 inche long even thought the difference is not observable. It is observable if one string is 1 mile long and another is .999999 miles long.

99 posted on 02/20/2006 6:47:36 PM PST by jec41 (Screaming Eagle)
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