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Are There Numbers Greater than Infinity?


Date: 10/23/95 at 15:55:26
From: Susan Yant

   Are there any numbers past infinity ?

                 Michelle Von Minden


Date: 11/5/95 at 15:37:26
From: Doctor Jeremy

Well, infinity isn't really a number.  If you're counting something and
you never reach the end, that's infinity.  But you can't treat infinity
as a number.  The tricks that work with numbers don't always work with
infinity.

You can say that every number comes before infinity, since you can count 
up to it.  So in that way there are no numbers past infinity.

-Doctor Jeremy,  The Geometry Forum

    
Associated Topics:
Elementary Number Sense/About Numbers

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