Instigator / Con
7
1553
rating
24
debates
56.25%
won
Topic

# 0.999 repeating equals 1

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
0
6
Sources points
4
4
Spelling and grammar points
2
2
Conduct points
1
2

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Category
Miscellaneous
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
Two weeks
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Pro
14
1487
rating
85
debates
46.47%
won
Description
~ 0 / 5,000

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>Reported vote: RationalMadman // Moderator action: NOT removed<

3 points to Pro (arguments). Reasons for voting decision: Yes means yes and no means no. Con says 'no'. Con forfeits Round 1. Pro contradicts 'no' with an almighty 'yes'. Pro states that since the consensus is 0.9r equals 1 (which they didn't prove was the consensus with any reliable source), they have pushed the burden of proof onto Con. Con lost.

[*Reason for non-removal*] The voter examines the sole argument presented in the debate and explains why it, combined with the forfeit, leads Pro to win. The vote is, thus, sufficient.
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Instigator

Why would anyone bother to report the votes?

--> @Tejretics

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>Reported Vote: Tejretics // Mod action: Not Removed

>Points Awarded: 4 points to Con for Arguments and Conduct

>Reason for Decision: What participant made more convincing arguments? There was no actual argumentation in this debate. However, Pro pointed out that there is a consensus among mathematicians that 0.9r = 1. While Pro doesn't provide actual evidence for this argument, Con drops it and drops Pro's claim that the burden of proof, therefore, lies on Con. Given these drops, "arguments" points go to Pro.
What participant had better conduct? Con forfeited one round and *effectively* forfeited another. Thus, the conduct point goes to Pro.

>Reason for Mod Action: The voter surveys the main arguments, assesses these arguments, and weighs them to produce a verdict. This suffices to award argument points. A forfeit is sufficient grounds to award conduct, so long as arguments are also explained. The voter is therefore permitted to award conduct.
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Instigator
--> @Earth

That's the position I take in this debate, but that doesn't that mean I believe it.

So you believe that .999... is NOT equal to 1?

--> @Death23

How will we see if you don't?

Instigator

We'll see what happens.