February 4th, 2019, 12:40 PM  #1 
Banned Camp Joined: Mar 2015 From: New Jersey Posts: 1,720 Thanks: 126  Counting real numbers
To count the real numbers in [.1,1), remove the decimal point.

February 4th, 2019, 12:53 PM  #2 
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 2,267 Thanks: 934 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff. 
What is [.1,1) after you take away the decimal point? [1, 1) makes no sense! Again with the counting? What exactly are you getting out of this? You know that no one is going to agree with your arguments as they haven't for the last, what, 10 or so threads? Dan 
February 4th, 2019, 12:57 PM  #3 
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I tried it, but most of them went away, saying that counting them would be pointless.

February 4th, 2019, 01:16 PM  #4  
Banned Camp Joined: Mar 2015 From: New Jersey Posts: 1,720 Thanks: 126  Quote:
[.1,1) is an interval of real numbers. .1 > 1 .105 > 105 .13 > 13 .333 > 333 Every real number in the INTERVAL [.1,1) maps to a unique natural number. I'm trying to make it as simple as possible.  
February 4th, 2019, 01:24 PM  #5 
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That doesn't help you count them.

February 4th, 2019, 02:43 PM  #6 
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February 4th, 2019, 02:50 PM  #7  
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 2,267 Thanks: 934 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff.  Quote:
Dan  
February 4th, 2019, 03:44 PM  #8 
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That must be what zylo meant, but removing those decimal points doesn't help one count the numbers or prove that they can be counted.

February 4th, 2019, 04:10 PM  #9 
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February 4th, 2019, 04:48 PM  #10 
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Your example of four numbers above conveniently does not include any reals with an infinite number of (nonzero trailing) digits. There are such reals, but none maps to any integer.


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