- Thread starter Chaman Chopra
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For a long answer, take this example:

You have a list of all positive integers. How long would this list be? You’d always go on to the next integer; if you are at 2000 integers, you can increase the amount of integers to 2001, and so on. This list would of course be infinitely long.

Now we’re going to take a list of all positive EVEN integers. Would this list be smaller, longer or just as long as the previous list?

The answer is: it’d be just as long. For example, if you had the numbers from 1 all the way up to 1000 in the first list, you can always use all the EVEN numbers from 2 to 2000 to have a list of the same length. This means that 2 times infinity is the same as one infinity.

Now back to your question. If 1/0 equals infinity, then 2/0 would be the same as 2 times 1/0, which would be the same as 2 times infinity, but 2 times is one, so that’s why 1/0 is infinity, 2/0 is infinity but 1 is not 2.

Fair question. There's only 1 'stoopid', rude and ignorant post in this thread, and it isn't yours!Isn't it tricky?

That's unfair. He had a genuine question, and it was answered. How else can he understand the concept if not by asking?tricky, NO. stoopid, yes.

David David's unfortunately seems to have come to this forum in the interest of behaving as a troll. While I welcome his participation in conversation it is not worth dignifying his trolling with a response, some advice that I myself clearly need to take to heart. Thank you for stepping up to defend the initial poster, who it seems to me as you said was simply posing an interesting and legitimate question.That's unfair. He had a genuine question, and it was answered. How else can he understand the concept if not by asking?

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