Dots on a Line
Math brain teasers require computations to solve.
How many points can you place on a single line?
An infinite amount. Remember, a line stretches on forever.
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
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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