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Go to: Mathematics: stupid and clever questions for people who understand

Teknical's Avatar Jump to comment 55 by Teknical

Thanks once again Michael

The more I read the more I'm fascinated by it but I understand less each time. Some one on U Tube (following the aleph zero link) stated that:

infinity x infinity = infinity

Which doesn't make any sense to me. In my head infinity divided by infinity should equal 1 and not infinity as the above states the answer is.

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:53:24 UTC | #945194

Go to: Mathematics: stupid and clever questions for people who understand

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Thanks epeeist and mmurray for your replies.

The Grand hotel problem confuses the hell out of me. To me, if you can fit an extra guest in the hotel it must have had either infinite guests minus 1 to start with, or infinite rooms plus 1 to accomodate the extra guest.

Which both pose the problem (to me) that there were neither infinite guests nor infinite rooms at the start. Even if the guest arrived with a room to add on to the hotel I still get infinity plus 1, but that number is infinity already isn't it?

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 12:01:52 UTC | #945185

Go to: Mathematics: stupid and clever questions for people who understand

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I realise that the thread is - Mathematics: stupid and clever questions for people who understand.

I do not understand a lot of this as I'm firmly a member of 'The Thickie Mcthickthicks of this world'. However I am enjoying the discussions and some of it does make sense, even to a dimwit like me. If anyone can spare a minute can they explain this 'ridiculously simple' problem to me please.

If 'infinity' is a number and 1, 3, 5, 7, is half an infinity because half of the numbers are missing and I imagine it would be expressed as 'infinity' divided by 2.

But surely 'infinity' is still the same number, and in the sequence above it will always be a half of 'infinity' no matter how far the infinite number sequence progresses, so it can't be different.

I am not expecting a reply. I'm sure you can all solve this in your sleep!

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:58:34 UTC | #945170

Go to: On rice and arsenic

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Snap, crackle and pop your clogs.

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 22:51:16 UTC | #920566

Go to: More rubbish about "shrill" atheists - this time in The Daily Mail

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Many decent people have been on the receiving end of the Daily Mail. Remove the integrity, class and intelect from Jeremy Kyle or Jerry Springer at their worst and the result is the Daily Mail at its best. As Steve says it has a nice font, my church has a nice font. I have little use for either of them.

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:52:19 UTC | #913435

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