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Another proposed solution is to question the assumption inherent in Zeno's paradox, which is that between any two different points in space (or time), there is always another point. Without this assumption there are only a finite number of distances between two points, hence the infinite sequence of events is avoided, and the paradox resolved.
Zeno is often said to have argued that the sum of an infinite number of terms must itself be infinite - that both the distance and the time to be travelled are infinite.
However, Zeno's problem was not with finding the sum of an infinite sequence, but rather with finishing an infinite number of tasks: how can one ever get from A to B, if an infinite number of events can be identified that need to precede the arrival at B, and one cannot reach even the beginning of a "last event"?
Philosophers claim that calculus does not address that question, and hence a solution to Zeno's paradoxes must be found elsewhere
According to quantum theory, it can never be possible to measure distances with any greater accuracy than one Planck length (about 1.616252 × 10−35 metres), nor times less than one Planck time (about 5.391 24 × 10−44 seconds) apart. As of 2004, the shortest time difference capable of actually being measured was about 10−16 seconds