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Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:31 PM Reply

Say you have 1. I don't care of what. Now, in one second you will have 2. Then, in half a second you will have 4. Then in a quarter of a second, you will have 8. Then in .125 of a second you will have 16. How much of it would you have after a total of two seconds if it doubles in half the time as before?


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:33 PM Reply

gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, SO CONFUSED

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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:34 PM Reply

I'd have over 50,000 cheeseburgers/cupcakes. That's a lot of food to share. I better get started.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:35 PM Reply

take all that info, and divide by 0


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:35 PM Reply

I wonder if it would even be a real number. If you constantly halve the number, you'll never reach 2 seconds, but rather grow infinitely close to it. Could be looking at this wrong though


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:37 PM Reply

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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:38 PM Reply

O.O

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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:39 PM Reply

Zeno's Paradox. How clever.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:39 PM Reply

It's not confusing. You would have infinity of said object before you ever reached two seconds exactly.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 10th, 2011 @ 09:41 PM Reply

over 6789998212.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 07:47 AM Reply

At 4/10/11 09:37 PM, Randomguy78 wrote: TOO
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It seems like not enough coming from you.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 07:49 AM Reply

I would have.. enough


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 07:50 AM Reply

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 07:50 AM Reply

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 07:59 AM Reply

1+1/2+1/4+...=1/(1-1/2)=2

So you can conclude you need an infinite amount of steps to obtain 2 seconds.

As with each step the available amount doubles, you will have an infinite amount by 2 seconds.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:22 AM Reply

At 4/11/11 07:59 AM, RubberTrucky wrote: 1+1/2+1/4+...=1/(1-1/2)=2

So you can conclude you need an infinite amount of steps to obtain 2 seconds.

As with each step the available amount doubles, you will have an infinite amount by 2 seconds.

Don't know bout the formula, but the guy basically got the gist right. If you're constantly halving the time, it'll take you an infinite amount of additions to get to 2 seconds (which you'll practically never get to), and you'll have had an equally large amount of whatever it is you're adding to. Case closed. :)

Now the REAL question remains: What exactly are we increasing? In other words...

What...

is...

IT?!?!

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:31 AM Reply

At 4/10/11 09:39 PM, DiMono wrote: Zeno's Paradox. How clever.

Indeed.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:32 AM Reply

Just imagine swimming across a pool. You go half way, Then you go half that distance, and then half that distance, and so on - it's just cos you're only doing half of what you need to. Easy way to visualise the question.

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:39 AM Reply

In a sense you would be so so close to it but at the same time so so far away from it.

I believe infinity is quiet a long time...however you will get to 2 seconds eventually as no matter how small the number is you are still adding something to the total and since you are always adding at least something you will always get to the total required eventually.

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:43 AM Reply

Not much money to be made :(

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:53 AM Reply

1,
1.5,
1.75,
1.875,
1.9375,
1.96875,
1984375,
1.9921875,
1.99609375,
1998046875,
1.9990234375,
199951171875,
1.999755859375,
1.9998779296875,
1.99993896484375

I tried it 15 times and was quiet amazed as to how something so close can be so far away. However It seems as if I can see a tiny pattern, a small constant increase. I could be wrong though, if anyone wishes to continue with this the final halved number was :
0.00006103515625 , so all you have to do is half 0.00006103515625/2 = X +1.99993896484375

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 08:55 AM Reply

At 4/11/11 08:43 AM, deckheadtottie wrote: Not much money to be made :(

And then of course you come along and take a shit on my manual labor.

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 09:03 AM Reply

At 4/11/11 08:55 AM, Armour wrote: And then of course you come along and take a shit on my manual labor.

haha

I'm sorry, man.

I was actually in the midst of the other classic tale which goes:

"A stool is 10 feet away, your first step is 5' your second step is 2.5' and so on... How long until you at the stool precisely"

Obviously it's impossible to reach the stool because you're getting infinitely closer every time, but it's fun to see how close you can get.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 09:08 AM Reply

Gah, I see deckheadtottie beat me to it....whatever, I made a (erratic?) flash to see how much.

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 10:51 AM Reply

At 4/11/11 09:03 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
I was actually in the midst of the other classic tale which goes:

"A stool is 10 feet away, your first step is 5' your second step is 2.5' and so on... How long until you at the stool precisely"

I remember the mathematician going "Ah, that's insane, I'll never reach the cake."
And the engineer after 5 steps reaching out, taking the cake and saying "Meh, close enough for all practical applications."


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 11:12 AM Reply

At 4/11/11 10:51 AM, RubberTrucky wrote:
At 4/11/11 09:03 AM, deckheadtottie wrote:
I was actually in the midst of the other classic tale which goes:

"A stool is 10 feet away, your first step is 5' your second step is 2.5' and so on... How long until you at the stool precisely"
I remember the mathematician going "Ah, that's insane, I'll never reach the cake."
And the engineer after 5 steps reaching out, taking the cake and saying "Meh, close enough for all practical applications."

HAH! Engineering for the freaking win! Nice one.
But I still didn't get an answer to what IT could be?

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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 12:54 PM Reply

You will never move on to the next second because you will keep getting more fractions as the number of fractions can be potentially infinite. From what I heard, the total number of particles in the Universe is around ten to the eighty-fifth power. Once you get to that number, you will not be able to get anything more because there will be no more room in the Universe for you to get it! That or the Universe will implode.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 01:08 PM Reply

the answer is 7, it's always 7


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 01:28 PM Reply

I don't know how long this took me. The closest I got to 2 seconds is 1.9999992. By the time 1.9999992 seconds are up, there should be 8,388,608 copies multiplied, I think.


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Response to Math question? Apr. 11th, 2011 @ 05:51 PM Reply

At 4/11/11 08:43 AM, deckheadtottie wrote: Not much money to be made :(

The last one, if you started at one dollar, would give $70,368,744,177,664 alone.


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