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> Yep, but it must be remembered that oo is not a number, it is a representation
> of a number so huge that it cannot be written easily. Therefore, the above
> equation /is/ true.
I wish.
I am aware of three different types of infinities, in my work. None of
them denote what you are talking about.
About the type we're *trying* to play with here:
oo is *not* a real number, it is a nonnumeric element devised to be an upper
bound to any real number [in particular, it violates the Archimedean
principle for real numbers]. It is designed to emulate the behavior of
arbitrarily large numbers in calculations. The arithmetic failures when
dealing with oo result from ambiguous results with arbitrary large
numbers in these calculations.
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