Forrest Oliphant

3 = 2.999999999999...

2003-09-12

I remembered this today and don't want to forget it.

x = 3 and y = 2.9
10x - x = 9x and 10y - y = 9y
30 - 3 = 27 and 29.9 - 2.9 = 27
9x = 27 = 9y
9x = 9y
x = y
therefore 3 = 2.9 (?)