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# Could it be Possible ? Maybe Confusion

I was scribbling in my note yesterday, when I thought to write something about infinity algebraic expressions. After many tried sums, I had found out a very strange expression in my note.

As I tried to solve it, I saw something very keen and interesting which is in the image.

Is it true ? I too don't think so, but think maybe could be true Like if agree. . Share if you find confusing and interesting or disagree

Note by Anish Harsha
2 years, 1 month ago

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The fallacy is that $$\infty$$ is not a number and does not follow the laws of algebra.

Otherwise, $$\infty = \infty + 1 \implies 1 = 0$$, which is obviously not true. · 2 years, 1 month ago

Infinity is a concept not a number. Thus it cannot be treated as a number. And also two infinitys are never equal. · 2 years, 1 month ago

If you go by the standard Set Theory, there are like 5 useful types of infinities. For example set of natural numbers is of the same size as the set of all primes. · 1 year, 12 months ago

I perfectly agree with you. There may be infinite types of infinities · 2 years, 1 month ago

You are absolutely true . There are many types of infinities like in various sequences. · 2 years, 1 month ago

$$\infty$$ ^2 is not $$\infty$$ · 2 years, 1 month ago

It is · 1 year, 9 months ago

OK I didn't know. · 1 year, 9 months ago

infinity -infinity is not 0 · 2 years ago

infinity is concept of numbers but it can't be defined so it's not true · 2 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for getting me right ! · 1 year, 9 months ago

I agree with the others - infinity is a concept, not a number.

But aren't you contradicting your own statement? If [(infinity)^2 = infinity] and [-2infinity2 = infinity], then isn't infinity-2 = infinity?? · 1 year, 11 months ago

Infinity is used to indicate very large number which we can't even imagine. It is a theoretical concept. · 1 year, 11 months ago

Here lies the fallacy... infinity is a relative concept...its not an absolute number...hence it fails to satisfy laws of algebra... · 2 years ago

your 2 infinites are not equal in the second line {unless infintiy is 4, which clearly it isnt as it isnt a fixed number} · 2 years ago

infinity is something , which is taken sometimes for FOR DOES NOT EXIST condition or sometimes when we take a very large no. · 2 years, 1 month ago

This reminds me of myself back then. No, infinity is an idea/concept. There's no way you can treat it as a number, thus you can't solve it.

Cheers! · 2 years, 1 month ago

You have done wrong calculation. · 2 years, 1 month ago

I don't exactly know how Infinity works but my teacher once told me that infinity minus infinity is not 0 · 2 years, 1 month ago

No · 2 years, 1 month ago

Here two things are wrong ..

1. The laws of algebra hold on real number system , $$\infty$$ and $$- \infty$$ don't belong to real number system , they can be thought as an extension to real number system.

2 . $$\infty - \infty$$ is not defined , it is an indeterminate form. · 2 years, 1 month ago

It's = Infinity Because Infinity is a concept not a number. Thus it cannot be treated as a number. And also two infinitys are never equal. · 2 years, 1 month ago

infinity - infinity is not 0 · 2 years, 1 month ago

Check into the Hilbert Hotel. · 2 years, 1 month ago

Infinity isn't a number,its a thing you may say,so you can't treat it as a number · 2 years, 1 month ago

It is not true. I don't understand what is it . · 2 years, 1 month ago

$$\infty - \infty \neq 0$$

so you can't do like that !!! · 2 years ago

If you do what is in the brackets first you get ∞^2... which is still ∞ · 2 years ago