Edit: That should probably be hidden or something.

]]>Does that make sense? In a sense, irrational numbers have a "higher infinity" than rationals. There are more of them, in a sense, even though there are both an infinite amount of rationals and irrationals.

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But surely...

Ricky wrote:

Now, let's make things interesting:

Would such a solution work on the rational line? What about the real line?

Bonus points if you name the property of these numbers which gives the solution.

Indeed well spotted

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Bonus points if you name the property of these numbers which gives the solution.

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And if you just want to know the solution (I told you there was one!) - here it is:

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no the ship is my personal clipper and is flying northeast to mars.

Now all you have to do is point out where mars is on the number line and you've got your answer

]]>So I'm just making it simpler to write, but it shouldn't make it any easier to solve than it was before.

Your hint says that I should think of the ship as [being at point x +yt at time t] but I don't really see how that helps. Then again, it is very late. I'll ponder this further and see if I get any insight in my sleep.

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