Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

ElectonicSpark

  • 2 years ago

I understand that infinity is a concept, however if one were to do: ∞+1, the answer would remain ∞. Would the same apply to doing ∞-1?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    purple + 3 = purple right?

  2. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    infinity is not a number ... so dont use it as a number it is a direction to travel towards

  3. vf321
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    Well you can't even say that \[\infty = \infty + 1 \] for reasons @amistre64 mentioned above. Technically neither of your statements are valid. What you may be saying is: \[\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n+1=\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n-1=\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n=\infty\] At which point you may notice that the concept of infinity is really dependent on your understanding of a limit.

  4. ElectonicSpark
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Very interesting, thanks. However, if we imagine a hotel with an infinite amount of rooms, and each room is filled with a guest, surely the hotel can accomodate an extra guest by asking each guest to move along one room? Thus still having an infinite amount of guests?

  5. vf321
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    I don't see how your analogy goes against what I said earlier.

  6. ElectonicSpark
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Derp, very true. Many thanks. Is there a way I can reward both of you with points, or can I only shoose one?

  7. amistre64
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    i have enough medals; you can choose vf :)

  8. vf321
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE.

  9. vf321
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 2

    lol thx, amistre.

  10. ElectonicSpark
    • 2 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Done, thanks guys. :)

  11. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.