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Dots on a Line

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Puzzle ID:#1172
Fun:** (1.96)
Difficulty:** (1.54)
Submitted By:Ichabod Clay***




How many points can you place on a single line?

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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.
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
May 30, 2002

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

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

double yawn.
Mar 15, 2006

points not dots gosh
Apr 07, 2006

whats with the calculator?
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.
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.
Apr 02, 2007

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

Umm... riiiiight...
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!!!!
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.
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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