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Topic: Almost infinite
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 Calvin Posts: 351 Registered: 10/27/06
Re: Almost infinite
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:43 AM

On Dec 17, 2:07 am, netzweltler <reinhard_fisc...@arcor.de> wrote:
> On 17 Dez., 07:28, calvin <cri...@windstream.net> wrote:
>

> > Imagine counting all positive integers over
> > a unit period of time, from zero to one, thusly:
> > Count 1 at time 1/2, 2 at time 3/4, 3 at
> > time 7/8, and so on, with each integer coming
> > at half of the remaining time after the last
> > integer counted.  As the time moves inexorably
> > toward one, and becomes almost one, the number
> > of integers counted becomes just as almost infinite.

>
> For t<1 is valid, the number of integers counted is finite. So, almost
> infinite = finite, right?

Eight, but I was trying to be funny, changing
'almost' from a quantifier to a time-oriented
meaning.

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