

Wonders of MathNew  20 October 2005
In the true spirit of creating our own reality and simultaneously demonstrating the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, events, and Seventh Calvary to the rescue type situations, four days later another reader [1] coincidentally provided the following argument for my enlightenment  and also for my use against naysayers, however appropriate such naysaying may have been. [This revelationary exposition of the Wonders of Math was, by the way, apparently learned from his 9th grade teacher, a Mr. Schultz  9th grade!  proving, incidentally, that Fred was listening in class after all!] The precise mathematical proof consists of assuming first a number N which is defined by:
If we now multiply both sides of the equation by 10, we obtain:
Now substracting N from each side of the equation, we obtain:
I.e.
or
Q. E. D., Thus it is conclusively proved. Isn't mathematics just wonderful!? ************** For the mathematically inclined... yes, if one goes to the end of the sequences of 9s in the numbers for 10N and N, one sequence will have a zero and one will have a 9. But this end is at infinity, i.e. undefined. Furthermore, are we really going to argue about 1 part in ten to the gazillion quadrillion decimal places?
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