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Torah613Torah
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And I will answer it, but only during odd-numbered hours and minutes.

So I will answer questions on this thread from 1:00-1:59, 3:00-3:59, 5:00-5:59, and right now it’s 9:15, so you have until 9:59, at which point you will need to wait for 11:00.

Now you may complain that 00 is even! But I choose to be annoying and treat it as 0 even though it isn’t. And 0 is neither even nor odd, at least I choose to hold that opinion, so there and you can’t make me write a proof about it.

#945478
Paylesher
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#945479
squeak
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#945480
OneOfMany
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What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

#945481
Torah613Torah
Participant

Paylesher: 97 (according to one IQ test I took online, but I only answered the interesting questions). I like the number 97. (It is now 9:37)

squeak: To the best of my ability. (It is now 9:39)

#945482

Why is there a minhag not to walk around with only socks on your feet?

#945483
Torah613Torah
Participant

OneOfMany: 42. That was an easy question, even a moderator could have answered it.

#945484
OneOfMany
Participant

^_^

#945485

Are there as many equal numbers as there are infinity of numbers?

#945486
Torah613Torah
Participant

Left to write: Because Rabbi Miller did it, and anything that Rabbi Avigdor Miller zy”a did or said gets repeated forevermore, for better or for not better.

#945487
🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
Participant

What is my IQ? It takes a lot faster to ask you than filling out that whole book…

#945488
Torah613Torah
Participant

SecularFrummy: Even though you didn’t say what “equal numbers” are I figure you must be asking about let’s say the set of all integers vs. the set of odds? They’re equal because you can establish a one to one correspondence. (it is now 11:01)

#945489
Torah613Torah
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Gamanit: Your Verbal IQ is between 120-130. (going with an avg Ashkenaz Jewish IQ of 115, plus another 5 points for being a member of YWN CR, plus another 5-10 points for posting fairly intelligently.) (it is now 11:07)

#945490
WIY
Member

You do realize that there is always a delay for modding so your responses don’t post right away. So what is accomplished by your answering on odd minutes?

#945491
Torah613Torah
Participant

WIY: Nothing is accomplished. I’m not trying to accomplish anything. (it is now 11:17)

#945492
SaysMe
Member

on a scale of 1-10, how bored are you tonight?

#945494
Torah613Torah
Participant

SaysMe: 1, but that’s 1 too many. (it is now 00:03)

Rabbi Perfect: Excellent question. I asked my father, who said that in the primary stage, only the man is obligated, but in practice family life is not possible without a woman, since she fulfills vital roles. (it is now 00:05)

#945495

What is my shoresh neshamah?

#945496
Torah613Torah
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The Golem Speaks: Not as a Golem, but as a real person, my feeling is Hevel, Chesed, and Middas Harachamim. (it is now 00:27)

#945497
SaysMe
Member

why is she doing this, when it hurts so much?? 🙁

#945498
squeak
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Are there more numbers between negative infinity and positive infinity, or between 0 and 1?

What is the combined weight of all the trees cut down to produce all the US money in circulation?

#945499

squeak-

Are there more numbers between negative infinity and positive infinity, or between 0 and 1?

Since there is no numeric range containing a larger amount of numbers than .9999999998 thru .9999999999, the answer to your question is “Neither”.

What is the combined weight of all the trees cut down to produce all the US money in circulation?

U.S. paper currency is cloth based, not wood pulp based. Zero pounds.

(Unless you count trees cut to produce power for the Mint and Bureau of Printing and Engraving, clearing land for the buildings, etc.)

#945500
popa_bar_abba
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If you found a genie that only offered one wish, but he only answers wishes on odd numbers, and if its even he kills you, and you found him on a zero, would you ask?

#945501
squeak
Participant

Thanks torahcot.

#945502

squeak-

My pleasure.

Since I already confessed elsewhere to having one of the characteristics of “golemhood”, I figured I’d covering another, by answering before a wiser person.

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Torah613Torah
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SaysMe: Because she has problems (9:21)

Squeak: Both great questions. There are more numbers between 0 and 1, which is an uncountable infinity, than between negative and positive infinity of integers, which is a countable infinity, since uncountable infinities are larger than countable infinities. Therefore the infinity between 0 and 1 is larger. (9:23)

As for the trees, none. 9:25

Popa_bar_abba: Very deep question. Without knowing the properties of the genie in question, and as a general principle based on oral traditions, it would seem wise to escape as fast as you can, and not ask for anything. 9:31

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popa_bar_abba

If you found a genie that only offered one wish, but he only answers wishes on odd numbers, and if its even he kills you, and you found him on a zero, would you ask?

Trick question.

Answering wishes is useless. Granting wishes makes the risk worth considering.

Torah613Torah

My feelings are somewhat conflicted

By your rules should I be restricted?

To obey your wishes, to the letter

Or post answers that I know are better?

😛

(If you were being serious, I’ll stop)

#945505
Torah613Torah
Participant

ICOT:

Is not relevant, since you responded in verse.

When the Slayer Of Trolls posts on a troll thread,

The trolls back away slowly, in fear and in dread.

🙂

(11:13)

#945506
yitayningwut
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If you found a genie that only offered one wish, but he only answers wishes on odd numbers, and if its even he kills you, and you found him on a zero, would you ask?

Well that’s easy. I would wish for three more wishes.

See, zero is either both odd and even, or it is neither. If it’s neither, no harm no foul. If it’s both, he can kill me, but he also must grant my wish, which is to give me three more wishes (as any upstanding wisher would wish for). With one of those wishes I can wish that he does not kill me.

#945507
squeak
Participant

All of the numbers found between zero and one are also found between neg and pos infinity. Both are aleph sub one, therefore ICOT is correct. This means you have answered 2 of my questions on this thread incorrectly so far.

You manage a hotel with infinite number of rooms, but all are occupied. Suddenly an infinite number of busses pull up with an infinite number of guests who wish to get rooms. Can you accomodate them?

#945508
pou_bear
Member

Why isn’t Torah a girl’s name?

#945509

Torah613Torah-

Touche ?

#945510
Torah613Torah
Participant

Squeak: You’re right, I looked it up. ICOT and squeak, thanks for helping me catch a mistake on an extra credit homework.

I think so, one at a time, but I’d better review this. I really struggle with the theoretical aspects of infinity. Every time I memorize the rules, I just forget them all the next day, it doesn’t click in my head. Can’t wait until this is over, and there had better be a reason they are forcing me to learn this some day. Do you (or anyone else here) have any advice for “getting” infinity topics? (11:45)

#945511
squeak
Participant

ICOT, I know well about golemhood. As they say, “With age comes wisdom; sometimes age comes alone.”

#945512
Torah613Torah
Participant

pou bear: You can do better. But the reason is because it is not the custom.

#945513

so many people know me?!?

#945514
squeak
Participant

And your answer about the number of numbers would have been correct if I had specified ordinary numbers between neg and pos infinity. That is a countable infinity, aleph sub 0.

#945515
pou_bear
Member

i know , i know…corny. Whoa! I have not thought of or used the word “corny” in years.

#945516
Torah613Torah
Participant

The Golem Speaks: Yes. 11:59

squeak: Yay! I now have a 50 on your course! (stop ruining the curve icot) I guess one at a time ad infinitum is not correct.

As for how: I don’t see why you can’t just move them all up one, then move each guest into room 1, then move them up one again, and move the next guest into room 1, infinite times. Instead the rule is that you can do 2n-1 (double each present guest’s number and take away 1, then move the first guest into room 1 and each guest n into room number 2n-1.)

I suppose the rule way is more convenient if you are trying to do it quickly but I don’t get why moving them up one is wrong or different. Feel free to answer questions since it is a new day and new rules.

00:01

#945517
OneOfMany
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Actually though the blame is on squeak for this one. He did not specify which infinite series between negative and positive infinity he was talking about, and so you assumed that he was talking aleph null class infinity, when really he was talking about aleph one class infinity (which he only later specified).

My father explained the difference between these through the pigeonhole principle, with the Hilbert’s hotel example and also the 99 bottles of beer. Just look those stuffs up. ^_^

#945518
squeak
Participant

Because your way, you would need to ask each guest to move to their room number plus infinity in order to make infinite rooms available. They’d all end up going to the same room and tben you would have infinite complaints. By doubling the room number everyone has a unique room number to go to.

#945519
squeak
Participant

oom you are entirely incorrect

#945520
OneOfMany
Participant

what you say?! make your time.

#945521
🍫Syag Lchochma
Participant

Do you think the Golem is a gilgul of a former poster?

#945522

What sentencing did the guy who killed Moshe Berkowitz Z’L get?

#945523
squeak
Participant

oom read my phrasing again. if you thought between the infinites i meant only ordinary numbers then you would have to interpret between 0 and 1 the same way.

#945524
Torah613Torah
Participant

Squeak thank you for your clear explanations. If only my professor and textbook was more like you.

OOM I’m pretending I didn’t see your post because it is just going to confuse me.

#945525
Torah613Torah
Participant

Syag: Good question. I don’t think so. By the way you are one of my favorite posters. Please post more often.

Rabbi Perfect: You didn’t specify Beis Dish shel Matah, so I’m going to assume you meant Bais Din Shel Maalah, and I was not privy to the deliberations. 00:59

#945526
squeak
Participant

have your professor call me and ill straighten him out.

#945527

What sentencing did the guy who killed Moshe Berkowitz Z’L get?

four to 12 years

(source: NY Post)

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