LudovicoVan
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The selfcontradictory infinite hotel (2)
Posted:
Feb 24, 2014 6:40 PM


"Consider a hypothetical hotel with a countably infinite number of rooms, all of which are occupied." (*)
To say that the hotel is fully occupied is to say that, for all n in N, room n is occupied. Therefore, room 1 is occupied and, for all n in N, if room n is occupied, room n+1 is also occupied. Hence, for all n in N, it is not the case that a guest can move from room n to room n+1. Namely, no more guests can be accommodated. QED.
Julio
(*) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert's_paradox_of_the_Grand_Hotel

