Mr.Dot on Feb 26 2008, 10:49 PM, said:
this discussion reminded me of my old mathematics teacher. she would often use both decimal formation and fractions in the same equation. keeps u on ur tippies i can tell u. reason she did this was coz of absolutes. if you divide one by three decimally u get 0.33333 recurring. no matter how many '3's u put after the decimal u will never be exact coz the '3's have to be infinitley written to get the exact result, however if you say one divided by three is 'a third' u get an exact and absolute answer.
just because u cannot imagine the infinity does not mean it does not exist.
re-read OS posts again. he knows what he's talking about.
love Min xx
Edited by Showgirl, 26 February 2008 - 11:59 PM.