Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

Barney & Clyde

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  1. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 3 years ago

    Math hates me. The feeling is mutual.

  2. amalis

    amalis GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s true! See http://www.faqs.org/faqs/sci-math-faq/specialnumbers/0.999eq1/ for example.

  3. yousir

    yousir said, about 3 years ago

    It’s all geek to me.

  4. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, about 3 years ago

    I’m an English major. You do the math.

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Roundin’ up
    Try that at lightspeed…

  6. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, about 3 years ago

    The problem is that 1/9 does not equal .111… No matter how many 1s you string out, the decimal number will always be slightly less than 1/9. When you multiply .111… by 9, you get .999… 1/9 can not be expressed as an exact decimal number, so there will always be a rounding error.

  7. fuzzybritches

    fuzzybritches said, about 3 years ago

    @georgelcsmith

    thank you. I was getting a little down from the math-phobes . . .

  8. CougarAllen

    CougarAllen said, about 3 years ago

    @georgelcsmith

    “The problem is that 1/9 does not equal .111… "

    False. Although the sum of any FINITE PORTION of the infinite series will be less than 1/9, the sum of the infinite series is exactly equal to 1/9, and when you multiply it by 9 the product is exactly equal to 1. The proof is a bit more involved than you can fit into a four panel comic strip or a one paragraph comment, but you can find the proof if you look for it.
    -Cougar :{)

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