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#1 2013-09-23 02:04:39

auyeungyat
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The Infinity Problem

I got stuck in thinking the infinity.
I thought like this:
Let infinity be x


2x=2 infinity
The main problem is:There isn't 2 times infinity!
How can it be proven?

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#2 2013-09-23 02:33:08

bobbym
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Re: The Infinity Problem

Hi;

Welcome to the forum.

I think most of that was established by Cantor and the mathematicians that followed. For one thing infinity is not a number, it is a concept. The rules of arithmetic do not apply.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.

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#3 2013-09-23 02:45:44

Agnishom
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Re: The Infinity Problem

auyeungyat wrote:

I got stuck in thinking the infinity.
I thought like this:
Let infinity be x


2x=2 infinity
The main problem is:There isn't 2 times infinity!
How can it be proven?

infinity is like /dev/null
Whatever you write or add to it it still remains /dev/null


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