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Originally posted by UKLionheart
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
I'm sorry; I didn't realise! Hahaha!
The lesson for me today is to read the middle pages of the threads!
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Ok, sir, prove it. Show me where. What is the problem I ignore? How do I ignore it. You are ignoring it equally.
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by UKLionheart
But no, it is not different. The error for both equations are equal... If one of them can have that error than surely both can
Right, and actually both equations I believe are considered indeterminate, where basically you cannot really know what each of those will equal until the correct situation presents itself... So if 1/ ∞ does equal zero, then in that same case 0*∞would equal 1...
Yep. And that is where math can no longer do the talking. It is too situational. Text
Well zero both is a number and is not as far as I see it. Like infinity, it is a concept IMHO. I say that because there is no such thing as nothing... except for in concept. There will always be something, even if it is small. The only way you could ever get to nothing is by, so I don't know, dividing by infinity??
Has to do with rates is my guess. You cannot just multiply each side by infinity to resolve that 1=2.
It is not a number at all. People think that I use it as one, which is false, but It is not a number. It is a concept, yet within this concept is the ability to treat it as something similar to a number--with slightly different properties.
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by OccamAssassin
Well if infinity is truly the concept of the largest of numbers, wouldn't it produce the smallest of numbers as an answer? That would be either .0r1 or 0. (0! and no, not 0 factorial...)
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by OccamAssassin
Well anyway it would not equal half of 1/∞ anyway, it would be twice of that--assuming that is how you would approach the situation
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
and now your turn , to answer the question directly. The one you have avoided all 10+ pages. If infinity existed and we reached it, and you divided 1 by it, what would you get?
Just in your opinion, best educated guess. Just answer it, not hard.
Right, and actually both equations I believe are considered indeterminate, where basically you cannot really know what each of those will equal until the correct situation presents itself... So if 1/ ∞ does equal zero, then in that same case 0*∞would equal 1.
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
and now your turn , to answer the question directly. The one you have avoided all 10+ pages. If infinity existed and we reached it, and you divided 1 by it, what would you get?
Just in your opinion, best educated guess. Just answer it, not hard.