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Dots on a Line

Math brain teasers require computations to solve.

 

Puzzle ID:#1172
Fun:** (1.95)
Difficulty:** (1.56)
Category:Math
Submitted By:Ichabod Clay***

 

 

 



How many points can you place on a single line?

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Comments

contagion
Oct 22, 2001

Even if it were a finite length line the answer would still be infinite. The more critical factor is that you can make infinite subdivisions of a line with a point at each subdivision.
dark_shadow25200
Oct 23, 2001

ok if you make a line and put two points on it you have a segment not a line anymore so if you put 10 dots on it you will have 9 segments and nomore line
piffle*
May 30, 2002

The person said points, not dots, though.
Sane**
Feb 11, 2005

Man what a childish questions...
paul726Aus*
Mar 04, 2006

double yawn.
coltonr1Aus*
Mar 15, 2006

points not dots gosh
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 07, 2006

whats with the calculator?
stil*us*
Apr 27, 2006

On line segments-- Marking C on line segment AB gives NEW line segments AC and CB while AB remains. If you mark 10 points, you create 45 line segments.
grungy49Aau*
Oct 25, 2006

I can't even see how the difficulty on this is 1.5. It should be more like 0.01. Sorry, but this question is infinitely easy.
LeafFan4life*
Apr 02, 2007

LOL why is there a calculator here is this supposed to be trick question?? rofl this should be a joke lol
horse_luverAca*
May 08, 2007

Umm... riiiiight...
flowergirl1219Aus*
Jun 27, 2007

1st one I got wrong tonight


P.S. don't forget to send me a message saying what subject you want me to make a quiz on!!!!
javaguru*us*
Feb 05, 2009

Yeah, stupidly simple.

I was going to make the observation that there are an infinite number of points on an infintesimally small line segment, but I see that my point has more or less already been made, although it's been made far fewer than an infinite number of times.
Jimbo*au*
Apr 03, 2009

This is simply the statement of the first proposition of Euclidian Geometry although it all seems like Greek to some people!



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