#1

if you kept halving a number you would have to eventually reach 0. I know that numbers have no end but if you think about it, eventually if you kept halving infinitely you would probably reach zero at some point.

just a thought i had today..

just a thought i had today..

#2

there is no number divided by two that is zero except for zero.... you may get to around 1.0 x 10^-34582350893652374652364928367524738659238746 but its still not zero no matter how miniscule it is

#3

you couldn't because, as many people will soon tell you, you can't divide by zero so zero can't be half of anything.

#4

Wouldn't the numbers in the decimal place just keep going further and further infinitely?

#5

Er, no, you would not reach 0.

#6

I bet you thought that you were smart.

#7

i did

#8

You'll never reach zero. If there's an infinite amount of numbers, then there's an infinite amount of numbers after a decimal point, thus never reaching true zero.

#9

yeah that really sucked

#10

zero is not reachable!

#11

1 divided by 1.

1

Sh*t.

1

Sh*t.

#12

1

.5

.25

.125

etc... see?

.5

.25

.125

etc... see?

#13

incorrect

that is all.

that is all.

#14

Well, didn't I fail!

#15

no. it's called the dychotemy (sp)paradox. I can't remember who came up with it but it basically states that a number is infinitely divisible. The way he described it, he said that if you were to try to reach the other side of a room, it's impossible because to take ten steps, must first take 5 steps, before that, 2.5 steps, and so on. Therefore, it's impossible because you would have to take an infinite number of steps to reach the other side of the room. Of course it's proven wrong several times a millisecond, but that's not the point. His point was that you can infinetely divide a number.

EDIT: I just remember another name for it is the "An arrow in flight will never reach it's target" paradox.

EDIT: I just remember another name for it is the "An arrow in flight will never reach it's target" paradox.

#16

It's an asymptote. You'll never reach 0.

In real terms, you'll eventally reach a fraction that is pretty much zero, but in mathematical terms, you'll go on forever.

In real terms, you'll eventally reach a fraction that is pretty much zero, but in mathematical terms, you'll go on forever.

#17

if you kept halving a number you would have to eventually reach 0. I know that numbers have no end but if you think about it, eventually if you kept halving infinitely you would probably reach zero at some point.

just a thought i had today..

not without rounding, because what happens if u multiply 0 by two... u come up with nothing, therefore if u cnt do it both ways it means u wouldnt get zero

#18

I find it odd, however, that .99999999.....etc. is equal to 1.

Watch:

1/3 = .33333333endless

2/3 = .66666666endless

3/3 = See what I did here?

Watch:

1/3 = .33333333endless

2/3 = .66666666endless

3/3 = See what I did here?

#19

Well, it is off topic, but 0.9 recurring is equal to 1.

Theres an explination, but I'm to lazy to type it.

Theres an explination, but I'm to lazy to type it.

#20

Yes, true - but that doesn't mean that you can reach zero, it's impossible.

#21

It will get so close that nobody will give a sh*t and they might as well just call it zero. But technically it won't be zero.

#22

No, it's impossible. The decimal place would just keep moving infinitely.

#23

#24

who gives a ****?

#25

I find it odd, however, that .99999999.....etc. is equal to 1.

Watch:

1/3 = .33333333endless

2/3 = .66666666endless

3/3 = See what I did here?

#26

Well, it is off topic, but 0.9 recurring is equal to 1.

Theres an explination, but I'm to lazy to type it.

lol look above your post.

#27

Wouldn't the numbers in the decimal place just keep going further and further infinitely?

Yep Its impossible to divide by zero. As you know, anything multiplied by zero, equals zero, same with division.

#28

Yep Its impossible to divide by zero. As you know, anything multiplied by zero, equals zero, same with division.

What? I don't believe you!

2/0

Oh shii....

#29

What? I don't believe you!

2/0

Oh shii....

& 1/0 = My Head a-splode

#30

if you kept halving a number you would have to eventually reach 0. I know that numbers have no end but if you think about it, eventuallyif you kept halving infinitely you would probably reach zero at some point.

just a thought i had today..

My head hurts - this is the second thread i've opened in a row talking about infinity.

#31

What? I don't believe you!

2/0

Oh shii....

What have you done?!

#32

#33

What have you done?!

Look what happened to me!!!!

#34

there is no number divided by two that is zero except for zero.... you may get to around 1.0 x 10^-34582350893652374652364928367524738659238746 but its still not zero no matter how miniscule it is

+1

sry to bust ur bubble

#35

Look what happened to me!!!!

I've felt like crap all night, that's the first thing that's actually made me smile

Thanks!

#36

Jesus Christ.

I wonder how many more people will post in this thread saying the exact same thing everyone else has said in an attempt to prove the TS wrong.

I think he gets it.

I wonder how many more people will post in this thread saying the exact same thing everyone else has said in an attempt to prove the TS wrong.

I think he gets it.

#37

I was thinking about this the other night, but no matter how hard it is to belive, you will never reach zero

#38

I was thinking about this the other night, but no matter how hard it is to belive, you will never reach zero

Please don't tell me you actually tried.

#39

log(1/0).

Even worse than 1/0.

Even worse than 1/0.

#40

log(1/0).

Even worse than 1/0.

First we add letters to math, now wood???