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# Chain conundrum

### #1

Posted 08 July 2013 - 07:29 AM

More fun with infinity. Agree or disagree?

A chain with finite number of links needs support for its topmost link, or the chain will fall.

But the (much heavier) infinite chain will never fall because each link hangs securely on the one above it.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

### #2

Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:40 AM

### #3

Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

Disagree

I'm going to go more-mathematical:

### #4

Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

### #5

Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:35 AM Best Answer

unsure

### #6

Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

Also fun: determine the infinite chain's center of mass.

**Edited by gavinksong, 09 July 2013 - 10:48 AM.**

### #7

Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

unsure

Spoiler for

It's a paradox, more mathematical than physical, of course, so it lacks a "right" answer.

I'm giving it to Phil for the "Black Hole" factor.

I'm into cosmology at the moment.

*The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.*

- Bertrand Russell

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