Monday, May 17, 2010
Here's how to tell.
If you add any number to infinity, you get... infinity! It doesn't change. Add two to infinity or two million to infinity, and you still have... infinity.
Now, think about it, if your child gets a new set of LEGOS, does it seem like you still have the same amount of LEGOS in your home that you had before?
If so, you must have an infinite number of LEGOS.
Here's another way to tell. If you take any number away from infinity, you also get infinity. Infinity minus any number? Still infinity. So, if no matter how many LEGOS you vacuum up, lose, leave at someone else's house, or even give away, you still seem to have the same number of LEGOS in your home, then you have an infinite number of LEGOS.
Posted by Rebecca J. Carlson at 12:18 PM