In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Sunday, 7 July 2013 23:17:33 UTC+2, Virgil wrote: > > In mathematics, every truth is ultimately of the form "If...,then...". > > I.e., its consequences depend on its assumptions. > > If a marble is removed only when another one has been inserted, then never > all marbles can have been removed, may their number be finite or infinite.
As I recall the problem, it requires an initially empty vase, and that each ball inserted into that vase before noon is also removed before noon. Unless there is some error in that description of the problem, I feel safe in concluding that at noon, no numbers remain in the vase.
If WM disagrees, perhaps he would care to name some of the balls he supposes will remain in the vase at noon. --