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Re: Zeno's Paradox

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Posted by Rntt... on September 10, 1998 10:05:28 UTC

: What you are basically asking about is Zeno's paradox. e.g.

: : Achilles is racing against a tortoise. Achilles can run 10 meters per second, the tortoise : only 5 meter per second. The track is 100 meters long. Achilles, being a fair sportsman, : gives the tortoise 10 meter advantage. Who will win ?

: Of course, Achilles will finish the race after 10 seconds, while the tortoise needs 18 seconds to : finish, and Achilles will clearly win.

So how is it a paradox? You're not adding infinite numbers, you're making a simple mathematical calculation.

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