This does not provide an answer to the question

Prove $0.9999^{\!101}<0.99<0.9999^{\!100}$

......but it does, just a bad one, is it a system bug that posts a comment like that?

• Update: owner has deleted this answer. May 28 '19 at 6:32
• The question asks for proof. Your answer gives the result of a computation. How does this answer the question? That being said, the link above does not link to an answer, but rather to a comment, so it is difficult to know what you are wanting to discuss.
– Xander Henderson Mod
May 28 '19 at 13:52
• @XanderHenderson What is the point of a computation then? If a computer algebra system expands $(x+y)^2$ into $x^2+2xy+y^2$ are we then not allowed to use this in a proof because we have not expanded this "manually" ourselves? Where do we draw the line? Usually questions like this state "without using a calculator".Is this implied by the word "prove"? May 28 '19 at 14:10
• @Somos In general, yes, the word "prove" precludes the use of a calculator. The point of such an exercise, generally speaking, to learn how to apply some theorem or result in a particular context. Using a calculator doesn't really provide proof, and kind of misses the point of the exercise. Unless one wants to verify that the computation done by the computer is correct (i.e. it is stable, has the appropriate precision for the task, etc), then one should not rely on an untrustworthy computer.
– Xander Henderson Mod
May 28 '19 at 14:37