I stumbled upon a website which talks about something called *hyperreal numbers* and claims that in this theory, the equation `0.999… = 1`

is false.

For those who follow the internet, the question of whether `0.999…= 1`

has come up a quadbrazillion times on practically every math related forum and even the non-math ones. And every single time it turns into this huge argument with

### Non Mathematicians vs frustrated mathematicians

and neither of them winning. Some mathie forums even have strict rules banning users against posting topics that deal with `0.999…= 1`

.

But the site I mentioned above actually gives some decent points to support why `0.999… = 1`

isn’t necessarily true, but you have to change some of the concepts that we take for granted.

In my opinion, `0.999… and 1`

are as equals as can be.