As soon as you tell me what .999 recurring is exactly without the number growing, i'll tell you what the x equals to in ".999~+x=1" The number .999~ is not defined, it can only be expressed as a limit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_number .99recurring is the ratio of what two integers? as far as i know 9/9 is 1 1xlink, please disprove this. I can't find any response to this. There is a zero; an infinite amount of zeros is automatically given for any real number. 1.0000 recurring = 1 So 1.5968*10 = 15.96 = 15.960 = 15.96000 and so on You don't write 1*1* (1/1)*x for x just as you do not add ten thousand zeros behind a number. 1: I'm sorry but this post is absurd. It's incorrect to assume that previous posts do not explain themselves, have you read any of xlinx's posts? 2: Apparently you did not even read the first post. The point of this argument is whether or not that .999 is equal to zero. Your statement is not baseless at best because what you have just said is equivalent to one's word against the other. ".999~ is less than zero" ".999 is equal to zero" How do we compare these statements? 3.Actually i can't think of anything for this because it is actually your only valid point. I would request that xlink refute this one seeing as how he quoted the next post immediately after.