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## Dots on a Line

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 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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 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... paul726 Mar 04, 2006 double yawn. coltonr1 Mar 15, 2006 points not dots gosh calmsavior Apr 07, 2006 whats with the calculator? stil 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. grungy49 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_luver May 08, 2007 Umm... riiiiight... flowergirl1219 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 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 Apr 03, 2009 This is simply the statement of the first proposition of Euclidian Geometry although it all seems like Greek to some people!