Recently I confronted my flatmate with the age old question, “How much would you eat your own excrement for?”. He responded with “100 bucks”. After hearing his answer I immediately turned to my two other by standing flatmates and said “Cool, all we need is to put 33.3 recurring bucks in each”. Quickly added after two arrogant chuckles was this reply: “But that wouldn’t equal 100, it would equal 99.9 recurring”. Somewhat confused by the reply I left the room to contemplate and now, two weeks later, I just want some sort of solid answer.
How can 100 divided by 3 equal 33.3 recurring, yet 33.3 recurring times by 3 equals 99.9 recurring? I Have also been told that 99.9 recurring is so infinitely close to 100 that it is actually considered 100. However I just cannot accept that 99.9 recurring is 100, it is a number that is infinitely close to 100 but is not 100.