# What is the greatest number less than infinity?

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• #137140
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What is the greatest number less than infinity?

• #137141
Anonymous
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No infinite set has a supremum you absolute twat

• #137144
Anonymous
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In the set [math]{0,1,2,infty}[math] with the ordering [math]<1<2<infty[math], the greatest number less than [math]infty[math], is 2.
Or did you have another set and/or another ordering in mind?

• #137154
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>he confuses infinite with unbounded
this is what happens when scrotebrained professor let students who make these mistakes not fail the class

• #137166
Anonymous
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How is that different from infinite?

• #137172
Anonymous
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[math](0,1) subset mathbb{R} [/math] is infinite but bounded

• #137183
Anonymous
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>is infinite
how is 1=inf

• #137195
Anonymous
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how many element does the set I described contain?

• #137196
Anonymous
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1

• #137197
Anonymous
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you could have baited with a bit more effort lol

• #137201
Anonymous
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>element
that’s a singular, seriously what else did you expect

• #137161
Anonymous
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[math]sup {frac{1}n:ninmathbb{Z}^+} = ?[/math]

[math]sup (0,1) = ?[/math]

• #137175
Anonymous
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No infinite subset of the natural numbers has a supremum. That’s not true for infinite sets in general.

• #137199
Anonymous
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>t.freshman who failed analysis

• #137200
Anonymous
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Man this board has some dumb motherfuckers on it.
Although you’re probably baiting anyways.

• #137216
Anonymous
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I wasn’t baiting I just wrote what I wanted to say wrong, posted it, read it and realized I posted some scrotebraination.
Guess I was just scrotebrained on accident

• #137142
Anonymous
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Smaller infinity

• #137143
Anonymous
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[…]

or any other number.

• #137145
Anonymous
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Infinity is not a number but a conceptual placeholder.

• #137203
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• #137146
Anonymous
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1/(1/.999)

• #137147
Anonymous
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the size of my d.

• #137148
Anonymous
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no such thing

• #137149
Anonymous
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Rayo’s number is pretty freaking big, so I’ll say that. It probably can’t be surpassed without using the same exact idea and just putting bigger numbers in the equation

• #137152
Anonymous
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>Rayo’s number: The smallest number bigger than every finite number m with the following property: there is a formula Ï†(x1) in the language of first-order set-theory (as presented in the definition of Sat) with less than a googol symbols and x1 as its only free variable such that: (a) there is a variable assignment s assigning m to x1 such that Sat([Ï†(x1)],s), and (b) for any variable assignment t, if Sat([Ï†(x1)],t), then t assigns m to x1.
Wat

• #137159
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>if Sat([Ï†(x1)],t), then t assigns m to x1.
Literally what tf is wrong with math and science fields? What is this non-sense

• #137165
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Basically you get to spam a googol (10^100) symbols, and the number is one bigger than any definition you can possibly come up with. Grahams Number, TREE function, Busy Beaver – all are possible to define in way fewer symbols than a googol, so you could nest billions of all of these functions together, and that’s still way smaller than the absolute theoretical maximum of a googol symbol definition of a number

• #137150
Anonymous
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3.5

• #137151
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• #137174
Anonymous
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I wanna fuck violet

• #137153
Anonymous
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Wouldn’t it be better to just get rid of the notion of infinity all together?
I doubt infinity actually exists beyond fantasy.

• #137155
Anonymous
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infinity minus one

• #137156
Anonymous
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But what about infinity – .1

• #137157
Anonymous
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Infinity – 1.

>"Noooooo you cant do that because thatd still be infinity noooo"

• #137158
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[…]

infinity minus one

But what about infinity – .1

That still equals infinity according to Science!TM and MATH!TH STEM!TM, etc.

• #137160
Anonymous
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Thought experiment

Lets take 1 second and cut it in half again and again and again. How many times can you cut it in half? What is that number -1

• #137226
Anonymous
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>Lets take 1 second and cut it in half again and again and again. How many times can you cut it in half?
your life span * how long you take to cut it in half

• #137192
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Yeah, so? Numbers aren’t real, I think you’re confused.

• #137163
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• #137182
Anonymous
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it’s googolplex scrotebrain

• #137164
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This question is no more sensible if you replace infinity with one.

• #137168
Anonymous
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>This question is no more sensible if you replace infinity with one.
0.999999……

• #137170
Anonymous
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1/inf=0

• #137235
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you mean 0.inf?

• #137167
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• #137169
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yo momma so fat, she legitimizes tooker

• #137198
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Speaking of wich, I haven’t seen old tookie boy on here in a few months.
What’s up with that?

• #137171
Anonymous
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infinity-(1/infinity)? I know the math fascists will disagree, but I mean more theoretically.

• #137173
Anonymous
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I like 10 and 22.

• #137176
Anonymous
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Infinity – 0.00…1

• #137177
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First up, there is no such thing as infinity. You might argue that its a conceptual construct, but so is the existence of flying pigs, with wings and shit. You can conjure them up in your imagination but they are no less unreal.

Now, the biggest number in existence is MOAN. The Mother Of All Numbers. This number sits at the end of the number line. There is no number beyond it, so there is no point saying some scrotebrained shit like "MOAN + 1". Unless of course you are a scrotebrained shithead, in which case go for it, you scrotebrained shithead you.

MOAN is by definition the largest number in existence. Its exact value will most likely never be known. But that is fine because we know it exists and we know it is finite. Indeed, the value of MOAN is also likely to be variable, depending on the nature of the Universe and its age, and upon the base units used to count. For example if new matter is coming into existence as the Universe expands ( as postulated by the Steady State Theory ) then MOAN will certainly increase over time. If the base unit is expressed as total subatomic particles in existence in the Universe then the value of MOAN will be quite smaller than if the Planck length was being used as the base unit instead.

MOAN is indelibly tied to the physical reality of the Universe and not to some scrotegy fantasy dreamed up by homosexuals with infected arses.

Although we may never know its exact value, one thing is certain. The value of MOAN is finite and it can not be exceeded. Just like GOD intended. Attempting to add anything to MOAN results in you sailing off the edge of reality and being devoured by hyperspatial sea monsters.

This makes those GOD CURSED INFINITY LOVING SODOMITES very upset. And they will BURN in the DISCRETE fires of HELL for a very long but ultimately FINITE duration.

Amen.

• #137184
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>biggest number
no such thing
either moan+1 exists, or moan isn’t a number

• #137185
Anonymous
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>moan+1 exists
>exists

• #137186
Anonymous
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>i have no argument

• #137187
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No number exists that is larger than the largest number of physical elements that actually exist. Fuck off with your imaginary numbers. They don’t exist by definition. lol

• #137188
Anonymous
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>No number exists that is larger than the largest number of physical elements that actually exist.
lolol. microbrainlet can only count in unary

• #137190
Anonymous
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>largest number of physical elements that actually exist
ok, in how many ways can you arrange them?
easy mode: try with only 10^30 atoms

• #137191
Anonymous
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>10^30 atoms
same weight as a Boeing 757

• #137193
Anonymous
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>in how many ways can you arrange them?
You can’t arrange them, scrote.

• #137194
Anonymous
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low iq post

• #137217
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I think we can all agree that if there exists a largest number, then for numbers it is not generally the case that they have a successor.

• #137220
Anonymous
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if

• #137208
Anonymous
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This is the only correct answer.

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• #137178
Anonymous
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Infinity minus one

• #137179
Anonymous
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I love kots so much bros.

• #137180
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from the unit infinity you can construct multiples of infinity, fractions of infinity, etc.
so any real number n<1 times the unit infinity would be the "smaller than infinity"

• #137181
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infinity minus one over infinity

• #137189
Anonymous
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Infinity isnt a number

• #137234
Anonymous
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This is the best answer. Everyone else is just shitposting.

• #137202
Anonymous
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can infinity be perceived as anything else except infinite space, infinite time, or a gradual representation of something similar to them through a continuum and all encompassing set of numbers? infinite set of numbers – 1, infinite time minus 1 second, infinite space minus 1 cm radius. it takes the very sense of the thing you are supposed to understand and warps it to become meaningless. what is infinity if not the very definition of an infinite continuum of something, and if this is the truth, how can you limit something which just goes on forever? legit question here, is there any use to such question? how is it apllied in any science? does scientists receive more funds when they act like idiots? I’m not from this board btw, this thread appeared on the front page and it looked like a troll so here I am to see what is going on on this board.

• #137204
Anonymous
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cute kot

• #137205
Anonymous
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Infinite minus zero.

• #137206
Anonymous
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remove mathematics from this board, mathematics is not related to science

• #137207
Anonymous
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>this board
LULZ – Science & Math

• #137209
Anonymous
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[math] hat{infty} [/math]

• #137210
Anonymous
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Infinity is fake and gay. It is a cope.

• #137211
Anonymous
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You just discovered the crux issue.
I’ve been studying it for some time.

• #137213
Anonymous
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Inf – lesser inf – even lesser inf – …. – first number you hit that is not an inf
EZ

• #137236
Anonymous
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scrotebrain
Inf – lesser inf – even lesser inf – …. – first number you hit that is not an inf < Inf – lesser inf < Inf

• #137214
Anonymous
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Your question is nonsense. Specify how your infinity was created, then you can figure out the next smallest value. (likely looking like

[…]

)

• #137215
Anonymous
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The size of my penis

• #137218
Anonymous
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There is no stronger number as an Googolplexplex. Its even bigger as infinity.

• #137221
Anonymous
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A thousand elephants

It would need a libary of the size of the earth to print all the zeros of an googolplex, but we talking about an googolplexplex.
This is how big it gets and that’s why its stronger as infinity.

• #137219
Anonymous
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A thousand elephants

• #137222
Anonymous
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It would be a wonderful art project to print 1 Googolplexplex, on ultra thin graphite paper, and build an tower out of it.

the GOOGLPLEXPLEX tower.

• #137223
Anonymous
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If i would be rich i would print 1 googlplexplex, on ultrathin paper, barley readable with magnifying glasses. And suspend it from an 500 meter high tower.

• #137224
Anonymous
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six gorillion

• #137225
Anonymous
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Infinity-hat, i.e. infinity without the absorptive property.

• #137228
Anonymous
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-1/12

• #137229
Anonymous
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It’s like the Ali G episode where he interviews the computer guy. The answer to your question is somewhere around 99999999999999 times 999999999999999 right around there

• #137230
Anonymous
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If we take the assertion that a numbers existence is woke af on the information required to conceptualize it, I believe that would put a limiting tangible factor on the largest number that could exist. At that point it would become some kind of arbitrary number representation optimization question, so long as the universe could contain the number information in question and someway to "experience" it.

• #137232
Anonymous
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prove it

• #137233
Anonymous
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I’m not in a position to prove anything, I’m asserting the idea that a numbers existence is woke af on it’s perception by some other entity. Like an idea, numbers are a great way to reference quantifiable tangible objects, but they only exist when ‘thought’ about. I suppose if we wanted to go a step further and try to define a thought in terms of physical processes we could get to a point where the largest number is some electro chemical interaction that ‘perceives’ the most optimized largest number representation.

• #137237
Anonymous
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[…]

the infinity before and after substraction are different kind of infinity, they’re not equal

• #137238
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• #137240
Anonymous
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Grahams Number +1

• #137239
Anonymous
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A number that never happens.

• #137241
Anonymous
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[math] frac{1}{eta} [/math] where
[math] eta [/math] is op’s iq

• #137242
Anonymous
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What is the greatest number less than potato? Infinity is not a number, scrotebrain.

• #137246
Anonymous
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14

• #137249
Anonymous
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14 year olds do not look like your drawings, at least not in brazil

• #137248
Anonymous
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That number is [math]n[/math]. Oh no it’s [math]n+1[/math]. Oh no it’s [math](n+1) + 1[/math]. Oh no it’s …

• #137250
Anonymous
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Same answer as for: who is the biggest idiot dumber than OP?

• #137252
Anonymous
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42

• #137253
Anonymous
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Okay everybody. You can all go home. I got this.

Bam, easy. You can all leave.

• #137254
Anonymous
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infinity-.1

• #137255
Anonymous
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Infinity – (1/Infinity).

• #137256
Anonymous
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That is not less, it is equal.

• #137257
Anonymous
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lol prove it scrote

• #137258
Anonymous
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Proof: 1/infinity = 0 implies infinity – 1/infinity = infinity.Qed.

• #137259
Anonymous
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>1/infinity = 0
prove it, scrote

• #137262
Anonymous
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Wrong. Infinity is not a number. Therefore 1/NaN cannot equal a number ((0)).

• #137263
Anonymous
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sure bud
[math] displaystyle
lim_{x to infty} dfrac{x+1}{x} =
lim_{x to infty} 1+ 1/x = 1+0 = 1
[/math]

• #137264
Anonymous
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Okay and? Infinity is not a number.

• #137265
Anonymous
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Okay and?

• #137260
Anonymous
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infinity minus 1

• #137261
Anonymous
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Infinity minus 1/infinity