DailyDirt: Pi Math

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Feb 2013 @ 5:24pm

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    There are an infinite number of finite sequences.... Which infinity wins? Perhaps a thousand 5s in a row never appears in pi -- can you tell me if it does with certainty?

    sorry, wrong, there is a FINITE number of FINITE Sequences

    If you have a 10 digit (finite size) sequence, there is a finite number of combinations that you can make with those 10 digits.

    So that means (it's really not that hard) that there are a finite number of finite sequences, not an infinite number.

    what infinity wins ??

    what kind of stupid question is that ? Sorry but that is just plain dumb, there IS NOT WIN OR LOSE, no finish line. How on earth if you have even a basic understanding of 'infinite' would prompt you to ask such a stupid question??????

    draw a circle on a bit of paper and tell me where the circle begins and where it ends, a circle has no beginning or ending. SO does making the circle bigger give it a beginning or an ending ?

    I really don't know how I can dumb it down any more for you, if you simply cannot comprehend this then I don't know why you are bothering to engage in any argument.

    you are clearly way out of your depth, all you guys are right into open and free and saying knowledge should be available to everyone, it's just a shame you have not taken advantage of that..

    Buy (or pirate) a book on maths and get an education please.
    Because your making yourself look ridiculous with this display of ignorance.

    And no I am not trying to be nasty, just pointing out what appears to be significant flaws in your level of knowledge and understanding. Does not fill me with hope, but I am pleased I have not been exposed to your clearly 3rd rate education system.

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