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Posted by Mark on November 28, 2001 16:59:53 UTC

the "next" real-number in succession to 1, on the continuum number line?

It is difficult to conceive... but perhaps in the continuum of points on the number line... .999999 (ad infinitum) is the number that comes "right before" 1.

1.000000...(ad infinitum)...0001 comes "next"?

It was Herb (Mathman) that said that:
>>>If they are not the same they have a non zero difference. It is obvious that the difference can be shown to be smaller than any non zero positive number you can specify. (Just carry the string of nines to enough decimal places.)

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