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Paradox and Fallacy

Date: 01/25/2001 at 13:28:03
From: Lee CL
Subject: Paradox

What is paradox in mathematics?
What is the difference between paradox and fallacy?

Date: 01/25/2001 at 16:22:34
From: Doctor Rob
Subject: Re: Paradox

Thanks for writing to Ask Dr. Math, Lee!

A paradox is something that seems to be false, but is true.

  Example: There are just as many even integers as there are integers.

A fallacy is something that seems to be true, but is false.

  Example:  Every infinite set has the same number of elements.

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