Is Infinity a number?
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Is Infinity a number?
A thread for anyone wishing to add their thoughts on this intrigueing question which arose on the PE jukebox!!

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Re: Is Infinity a number?
Infinity is a concept, just like the square root of a minus number!

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Re: Is Infinity a number?
Well in that case, space must have an end and not be infinite and what's after that..... Isn't pie an infinite number?

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Pi may be an infinite number, but I would rather have an infinite number of pies (both to consume and also to share!).
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The trouble with that James is that I like my pies with chips but I must always have more chips than pies so if I have an infinite number of pies I'll be unable to have enough chips!!

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Re: Is Infinity a number?
Hence why you share!mickthemaverick wrote: ↑06 Aug 2022, 19:25The trouble with that James is that I like my pies with chips but I must always have more chips than pies so if I have an infinite number of pies I'll be unable to have enough chips!!

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I don't share food, my pie is my pie! Infinity is a number but it's never ending so can never be written down and completed.

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Then you will want the beer tankard Dr Strange gave Thor to use;Rp0thejester wrote: ↑06 Aug 2022, 19:28I don't share food, my pie is my pie! Infinity is a number but it's never ending so can never be written down and completed.

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I even put tobasco sauce on my chips to stop the kids nicking them when they were younger, they are teens now and still ask if my foods spicy!! I need Dr Strange in my house, bring on the beer!

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Just so long as it was tabasco sauce and not tobacco sauce!Rp0thejester wrote: ↑06 Aug 2022, 19:32I even put tobasco sauce on my chips to stop the kids nicking them when they were younger, they are teens now and still ask if my foods spicy!! I need Dr Strange in my house, bring on the beer!

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Re: Is Infinity a number?
“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.”
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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I like a properly cooked Ploughmans' Pie, with crunchy onions inside.

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Re: Is Infinity a number?
I once watched a program (I forget the name of it now) but it included a description of various "big numbers" used in various mathematical models.
It described a "Googalplex" thusly:
If you had a pen small enough to write a zero on each and every atom in the observable universe, then there wouldn't be enough to write out 1 Googalplex in full.
At this point I am happy just to consider Infinity as "bigger than that"
It's also interested to me that the square root of 16 isn't really 4.
It's actually ±4 (as either squared gives 16 and there's no way to determine from 16 what the starting figure was)
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It described a "Googalplex" thusly:
If you had a pen small enough to write a zero on each and every atom in the observable universe, then there wouldn't be enough to write out 1 Googalplex in full.
At this point I am happy just to consider Infinity as "bigger than that"
It's also interested to me that the square root of 16 isn't really 4.
It's actually ±4 (as either squared gives 16 and there's no way to determine from 16 what the starting figure was)
Matt