Suppose that a man wants to cross to the far wall of a room that is 20-ft across. First, he crosses half of the distance to reach the 10-ft mark. Next, he crosses halfway across the remaining 10ft to arrive at the 5-ft mark. Dividing the distance in half again, he crosses to the 2.5- ft mark, and continues to cross the room in this way, dividing each distance in half and crossing to that point. Because each of the increasingly smaller distances can be divided in half, he must reach an infinite number of "midpoints" in a finite amount of time, and will never reach the wall.
Explain the error in Zeno's Paradox.
This is Dh's math question...anyone care to give it a go? i've no idea what the answer is, btw. (no idea what category to put it in either)
Asked by armywife43 at 11:30 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Just for Fun
Level 21 (11,516 Credits)Answer by Austinsmom35 at 11:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2011
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