by Moose or Chuck » Jun 15, 2001 @ 8:24pm
Ok, I have a pie. If I divide it into two parts, I cut it in half. If I divide it into 0 parts does that mean I don't touch it or that I ate the pie? And if I ate the pie, what if a number is a pie? Does it go to the place were deleted files go? So, I cut the pie into 0 parts means I don't cut it at all. But if I cut it into infinite, would that be the equivalent? By cutting a pie into finite parts you can witness a size decrease. But if I cut it into infinite parts the pieces would be infinitly small meaning I have no pie: The equivalent of eating the pie. And since dividing the pie into 0 pieces (by my theory) is the equivalent of eating the pie we have the same outcome in calculation, but the practice is not the same.<br>This is all, of course, assuming we can cut a pie without making a loss to the pie as a whole (meaning the blue berry juices don't get stuck to the knife).<br>But since division is the inverse of multiplication, doing the inverse calculation would result in an equivalent answer. So multiplying by infinity is like dividing by null or 0. But the whole rudimentary use of multiplication is unusual. Addition and subtraction are the only truly unflawed elements of our mathematical system. And the entire theory that aliens would send us messages in mathematics, such as the 1,3,7,11 sequence, is equally erroneous, since that is based upon the inverse of our multiplication, division.<br>So it really comes down to a question of why 2 times 2 is 4. Actually, why we would use that kind of mathematics when 2 plus 2 is 4 is much simpler.<br><br><br>...<br><br><br>So, 1 x infinite is the same as 1 / 0.<br>