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What Is 0.3333333333333333 Etc.?

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Posted by Alan on August 8, 2002 01:17:16 UTC

Maths as myth:

You can not divide 1 by 3 ultimately.

Because "1" by definition is not divisible unless it is a generalisation.

And if it is already a bunch of stuff called overall "1"; then you can only divide it to a limited number of "1"s?

You run out of 1's to share around.

I cake divided into 12 pieces does allow 1 cake divided by 3 gives 4 pieces each.

The 4 pieces are the 0.33333333333333333 etc.

So maybe one can say that non-specific number math is fuzzy; but reality is definite?

-dolphin

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