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

Barney & Clyde

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  1. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Math hates me. The feeling is mutual.

  2. amalis

    amalis GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

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

  3. yousir

    yousir said, 10 months ago

    It’s all geek to me.

  4. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, 10 months ago

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

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Roundin’ up
    Try that at lightspeed…

  6. georgelcsmith

    georgelcsmith said, 10 months 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, 10 months ago

    @georgelcsmith

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

  8. ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert

    ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert said, 10 months ago

    @georgelcsmith

    the last “1” needs a line over-It; then It’s an equation . . . Artist omission.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    It is so close to one it is allowed to be a whole number. But I would be wary about using it in a physical measurement.

  10. CougarAllen

    CougarAllen said, 10 months 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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