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zero is greater than infinity

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Started: 5/15/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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LedLegend

Pro

I believe that Zero is greater than infinity, this is because any number from one to infinity multiplied by infinity is infinity but any number at all!!! multiplied by zero is zero even if its multiplied by infinity.
multislack

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Inifinity, in fact any infinity is larger than zero as I will begin to explain:

First off, there are many types of "infinity" and "zero". Let's define these numbers.

INFINITIES:
1. General Infinity - Any sufficiently large number. Also called "Engineer's Infinity". This is the infinity used in computer programming.

2. Limit inifinity - A number approaching infinity. This is the infinity used in calculus' limits. Also known as a "countable" set infinity.

3. Real infinity - The size of the entire real number system. Also known as an "uncountable" set infinity.

and finally...

4. Absolute Infinity - "True" Infinity. No number is larger.

ZEROS:

1. General Zero - Any sufficiently small number. Also called "Engineer's Zero". This is the zero used in computer programming.

2. Limit Zero - A number approaching zero. This is the zero used in calculus' limits.

3. Real Zero - One unit of the real number system.

Absolute Zero - "True" Zero. No number is smaller. (By the absolute value, for example -1 has a larger absolute value) This is the zero used when only 0 is stated.

So for the sake of this debate let's define "Infinity" as ABSOLUTE INFINITY and "Zero" as ABSOLUTE ZERO.

Here's where the debate ends:

Numerically and scientifically zero is the smallest number or amount known to man (negative numbers are larger) and infinity is a number that is so large that we will never fully understand the concept.

Just as 2 is larger than one, infinity is larger than zero. They are polar opposites and have an *infinite* number of units of separation.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by pknight800 7 years ago
pknight800
Con is correct, but his logic and grammar are terrible. The easiest way to solve this problem is to think of a graph (think back to trigonometry). If you consider the function of cotangent on a graph, you will notice vertical asymptotes (zero) and an exponential function that never reaches the asymptote (infinity). For this reason, infinity will always be greater than zero.
Posted by SweetBags 8 years ago
SweetBags
well argued con. limit du character
Posted by candygirl_s 8 years ago
candygirl_s
But what about google? Is that more or less than infinity? I are confused. :/
Posted by LedLegend 9 years ago
LedLegend
how did i get two people to vote for me
Posted by LedLegend 9 years ago
LedLegend
alright you make a very strong point and it was good to hear from someone hwo had an intelectual opinion
Posted by multislack 9 years ago
multislack
Heeeeeeeey... how on EARTH does he get a vote? Come on, people.. did you fail grade 1 math or something?
Posted by multislack 9 years ago
multislack
Awful wording then, I don't care. You have to assume that if you use the term "GREATER THAN" while refering to anything mathematical, others are going to ASSUME you mean "larger than".

Ja?
Posted by simmyjaye 9 years ago
simmyjaye
As in, "Wow. Gee. That number is so great. What a great personality."
Posted by simmyjaye 9 years ago
simmyjaye
I think it's possible LedLegend means 'greater' as in 'better'/'cooler'/'more powerful' rather than 'larger'.

He thinks zero is cool because it beats infinity if you multiply them together.
Posted by leethal 9 years ago
leethal
Well argued dude. 25 mother effing characters.
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