Infinity+1 equal to infinity?
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Started:  10/7/2014  Category:  Science  
Updated:  2 years ago  Status:  Post Voting Period  
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Infinity(mathematics): A number greater than any assignable or countable number
That was the definition i was given for infinity. Basically what it means is that infinity+1 is infinity. But look at this if let's say we measure the distance from person A to infinity, and we measure the distance from person B to infinity, where person B is a meter in front of A. Then logically, the magnitude of distance from A to infinity, is 1 greater than the distance B is from infinity. This means infinity + 1 is not infinity but actually (infinity +1).
I see you have not stated where I should start with this debate so I will start this debate on round 1 as you have also. I also believe we should cite all sources. Infinity unlimited extent of time, space, or quantity If you are to go to from Person A to infinity then you would not have a limit. Therefore if B was to stand one meter in front of A then they would still be the same amount of distance as they both do not have limits. This may be hard to understand but I will attempt to elucidate this matter. Infinity is not a number it is a concept. This is useful in mathematics. For example if I was to go 1.33 there is a limit to the number 3. However if I went 1.33333333333 I could say I was trying to make infinity threes therefore meaning there in no limit to threes. This is where "infinity" becomes useful. But as I said it's a concept not a number. In your example the distance would be limitless so one could not be greater than the other. Sources http://www.merriamwebster.com... 

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That being said, I could nitpick if I wanted to. To say person A and B are the same distance from this infinite distance away is slightly incorrect semantically, since this phrasing treats infinity as an actual quantity in a sense. But I don't think that's a big deal.
There are some other things I could say, but it wouldn't be appropriate to say them during the debate, as it would sort interfere with the arguments of both sides.