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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:52 AM

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:58 AM

**Edited by the new riddler, 28 February 2008 - 01:59 AM.**

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 04:26 AM

there is no real number between the two, its a trick question

there is no REAL INTEGER between 0 and 1 but there are infinite number of real numbers. So, the probability is (1/infinite) =0....is it that easy???

Or, it might be one...if we are using the same generating table...

**Edited by storm, 28 February 2008 - 04:27 AM.**

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 09:38 AM

It is that easy. What I was suggesting is that an event with probability zero needn't be impossible. Just infinitely improbable (hence the topic title). I know that in practice it might be hard or impossible to generate a truly random real number, but this is a thought experiment.there is no REAL INTEGER between 0 and 1 but there are infinite number of real numbers. So, the probability is (1/infinite) =0....is it that easy???

Is there a distinction between infinitely improbable events and impossible ones? I suspect that infinitely improbable events occur all the time, and that infinite improbability is a mundane aspect of the universe but still seems to keep itself distinct from impossibility. But I'm not sure. Maybe someone with a good knowledge of quantum physics could set me straight on that.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 12:06 PM

Fraction are made using real numbers eg 1,2, (1/2) ... is that possible

real if there are two of anything, say apples, to chose from... Is this "spin" can it work?

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:16 PM

I don't understand the question I'm afraid. Sounds interesting though. Could you rephrase it a bit?Point of view / outside the box (I don't like confined spaces)

Fraction are made using real numbers eg 1,2, (1/2) ... is that possible

real if there are two of anything, say apples, to chose from... Is this "spin" can it work?

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