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Topic: 2 Questions on Infinity
Replies: 12   Last Post: Nov 4, 2013 8:45 AM

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 netzweltler Posts: 473 From: Germany Registered: 8/6/10
2 Questions on Infinity
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 2:27 AM

If I am mixing 9 liters of red paint and 1 liter of green paint, the mixture
ratio is 9:1. If I am mixing 99 liters of red paint and 1 liter of green paint,
the percentage of red paint is 99%. If I am not stopping increasing the
percentage of red paint, the percentage of red paint is 99.999?% (even if this
means that the whole infinite universe is filled with red paint). But a universe
filled with red paint and 1 liter of green paint is different to a universe
solely filled with red paint, and no green paint in it. How do we point out this
difference using standard decimal notation?

If the atoms of this 1 liter of green paint are evenly spread within this
infinite universe of red paint, what is the distance between these atoms? If the
distance between these atoms is finite and the number of atoms is finite, does it
mean, that the space the green atoms are evenly spread in is finite?

Date Subject Author
10/14/13 netzweltler
10/14/13 Robin Chapman
10/14/13 Richard Tobin
10/14/13 Ben Bacarisse
10/14/13 fom
10/23/13 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
10/23/13 fom
11/4/13 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz
10/14/13 Peter Percival
10/14/13 fom
10/14/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
10/15/13 LudovicoVan
10/15/13 LudovicoVan