Tuesday, February 7

A Question of Quantity

Is the difference between zero and one larger than the difference between one and two?

5 Comments:

At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Brooks said...

no

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger Sam said...

But surely if you have two empty hands and all of a sudden you have an apple, that's a bigger difference than if you have one apple and all of a sudden you have two. Surely the difference between zero and one is bigger than the difference between one million five hundred forty three thousand two hundred seven and one million five hundred forty three thousand two hundred eight.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Zosja said...

hahaha! I knew it!

smart ass!


;)

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Brooks said...

than it just depends on how you define "bigger difference". in my answer of no, i defined bigger difference in a strictly mathematical way, which is usually the most accurate and consistent way to define things when it comes to quantity.

you have defined "bigger difference" in a much more subjective way.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Not on Bela's Handstand it's not!

 

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