The impossibility of eternity.

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  1. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Why?? : o(

    A computer WOULD stop counting: they have a maximum number. As for the field of mathematics...?

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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    If they didn't run, they didn't run. Something that didn't happen didn't take 0.00 seconds. It just didn't happen.
     
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  5. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    But they entered the race.
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    If they didn't finish the race, you can't attribute a time.
     
  8. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    They finished as or before they began.
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    No. They didn't finish at all.

    You could say that you started to build a cold-fusion reactor at 12:00 pm on January 1, 2018 but until you actually finish the build you can't say how long the build took.
     
  10. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    For what it's worth Rainbow Singularity, the equation for the program you mentioned is n=n+1.

    Fair argument SideshowBob.
     
  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    "Fastest" is defined as speed. Speed is distance over time.
    Since the denominator in this case is zero (zero time), and you can't divide by zero, his speed is undefined.

    Not
    zero, undefined.

    This is grade school math.
     
  12. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Who can't divide by zero? Add one to what you're dividing, add one to what you're dividing by, and subtract one from the total. (+1÷+1)-1.

    It's very simple. I can't believe you didn't know that. Now I've told you why don't you see if you can ever discover the answer for yourself. ☺
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Try 2 / 3:
    (2 + 1) / (3 + 1) = (3 / 4) ; (3 / 4) - 1 = (-1 / 4) wrong answer​
     
  14. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    You're dividing two by three by zero. ☺
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    So let's divide 4 by 0 using your "logic":

    ((4+1) / (0+1)) -1
    = (5/1) -1
    = 5-1
    = 4

    So, it's your assertion that four divided by zero equals ... four.

    That's awesome. Because four divided one also equals four.

    You have just "proven" that 0==1:

    And you can do that for any number on the number scale.

    You have just "proven" that all numbers are equal.



    You were joking of course.
     
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  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    No, I'm just dividing two by three using your method. If your method supposedly works for dividing by zero, why doesn't it work for dividing by three?
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    He's not serious.

    He will recant after reading post 32, which uses his logic rigorously, and results in a complete breakdown of the number system.
     
  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I invoke Poe's Law.
     
  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Granted.
     
  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Also, reported, for peddling silly nonsense in Physics and Math Forum.
     
  21. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    I am serious!
     
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  22. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Stay in school. You won't regret it when you're older.
     
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  23. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Either of you two know if he went to the same school as the idiot Terence Hill? of 1 X 1 = 2 fame?

    Love to set up a Maths Off between those two

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