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Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by smithjustinb
Can you explain how you're justified in treating infinity like a number?
Originally posted by smithjustinb
I hope all who read this will seriously consider this form of mathematics as a realistic approach not only to mathematics, but also to reality.
Originally posted by onequestion
Can mathematics be used to represent possible outcomes instead of used in terms of absolution? I think that would make more sense.
Zero and infinity are the same thing?
In order to use numbers you need a starting point and an ending point? So there is application in numbers within the infinity. Otherwise, how would you be typing right now?
Originally posted by Mister_Bit
I'm no scientist, but surely it is impossible to add something to zero...
Don't think "numbers" but rather pyshical "matter" (I will use the word matter for no other reason than to represent my point)
If I have 0 blocks and I aquire a block, that block comes from somewhere else... do you see what I mean? I've not "created" a block to add to zero but aquired it from another source, that block "existed" and I just aquired it to give me a total of 1... I've not added to zero.
Does that make sense? lol
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by smithjustinb
You're treating it exactly like a number. You're trying to perform mathematical operations with it. You're trying to justify the "0" nature of infinity by saying that 5 plus infinity is 5 plus something without any true form, and, so, equals 5. But that's treating infinity as a number.
In fact, infinity is a concept, and regular mathematical operation don't apply. 5 plus infinity is infinity... not because infinity is a number, but because infinity is a concept greater than any real number, and, so 5 essentially gets "swallowed up" by it. It's not the other way around.
You're connection of infinity with zero is legitimate as far as it applies to the initial vacuum out of which the universe was formed.
But, mathematically, you can't treat infinity as zero. It just doesn't work that way.
Originally posted by smithjustinb
Most people assume that infinity + (n) = infinity, but this is not true. The number (n) is a definition. It exists as something that is definable and it is finite. So the number (n) will arise from infinity in its own existence apparently separate from infinity. So infinity + (n) = (n).
Originally posted by requireduser
i got 18 oranges and i want to give to 3 person "equally", so, how many oranges each would have?
18 "oranges" divided by 3 "person", then each "person" get 6 "oranges".
if 18 oranges divided by 0 person,
Originally posted by SavedOne
Originally posted by smithjustinb
Most people assume that infinity + (n) = infinity, but this is not true. The number (n) is a definition. It exists as something that is definable and it is finite. So the number (n) will arise from infinity in its own existence apparently separate from infinity. So infinity + (n) = (n).
No. Infiniity is a "quantity without bound or end". It is not a "real number" (n) and a "real number" cannot be added to it.