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Numbers In Science Are Half-variables; Must Weigh Consequence

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Posted by Mike Pearson on December 11, 2001 19:28:06 UTC

Thank you in advance
requesting clarification:
AS I understand it,
no quantity stands alone for discussion in science, or hardly.
All numbers in any other science are place holders (non-technical term, but see if you can see what I am seeing) to be multiplied, divided, added or subtracted from a variable 'x' (or y or z or . . .)
For example:
The distance "1.0(x)" between molecules above
absolute zero temperature is half of a variable, "1.0...(x)"
because they are in motion.
"0.99999...(x)" if it equals "1.0 (x)" , must then mean the numbers are a variable.

and the difference
between 0.99999...(x) and 1.0(x)
in that distance and
IN EVERY CASE depends
on the physical question at hand. The question itself has no universal consequence.

So, whatever we say about the question of whether
"1.0(x) = 0.9999...(x)" is of no consequence
without a physical case, except for _how you want_ to define it.
Innocent of math?
Thank you for your comments in advance.

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