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Topic: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Replies: 46   Last Post: Sep 24, 2017 8:28 AM

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 FromTheRafters Posts: 248 Registered: 12/20/15
Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 9:02 PM

Conway brought next idea :
>>
>> Place is important.

>
> I agree...."Place" is important....Place is a matter of space....zero is
> place...zero is space...

Important for representations only, not for the number in mind.
Mathematics is filled with abstractions, a 'number' can be expressed in
many ways. You seem to want to imbue numbers with two attributes each
and "do math" with them while avoiding a perceived problem with zero as
it stands.

To me, zero is not a problem and limits are just another representation
of a number, not only a representation of (a method for) an
approximation of a number.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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