### Subject: Is the infinity theorum correct when related to the decimal system?

Date: **Sun Nov 14 03:02:28 1999**

Posted by **Robin Park**

Grade level: **10-12**
School: **Smithfield State High School**

City: **Cairns** State/Province: **Queensland**
Country: **Australia**

Area of science: **Physics**

ID: **942566548.Ph**

**Message:**

The infinity rule states that a theorum (infinity) is a never ending
number.
eg. if you state 1/3 as a decimal then the number is on the decimal
scale .33333 recurring. If you times this number by three you get
.9999999. So does this mean that 3 * 1/3 = 3/3 which shown by this
is .999999? not 1?
eg. For time, for one second to change into 2 seconds, what has to occur?
1.1 must come before 2. But for 1.1 to occur, for that .1 you must
have .11 and for that .11 you must have .111 and so on... by the
definition of this then time should never move forward if infinity has no
end, it will just keep the .11111's occuring to infinity.
eg. If a man shoots a bullet that travels at 100m/s and a man 100m away to
start with runs away from that bullet at a speed of 10m/s then by the
state of the infinity rule the bullet should never hit him. After 1 second
the bullet is in the position wheve the man was a second again but the man
is ahead 10m in that 1 second as well. Then .1 seconds later the bullet is
in the mans previous position and the man is ahead 1m... this will
continue into infinity with the bullet never hitting him. But it does?
Thankyou
Robin Park

Re: Is the infinity theorum correct when related to the decimal system?

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