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3 items are filed under this topic.    Page1/1            1 + 1 = 1 2001-01-23 From Stephanie:My friend has this as a bonus question the other day and I want to figure it out. I don't know how 1+1 in any form could equal 1. Please let me know how you come about geting that.Answered by Claude Tardif.     Conditional probabiity 2001-01-22 From Wallace Yang:A pair of six-sided fair dice is thrown. Find the probability that the sum is 10 or greater if it is given that a 5 appears on at least one of the dice. Answered by Penny Nom and Claude Tardif.     Infinity 1999-09-08 From Richard Tracy:In order to transverse from point A to point B one must first cross the halfway point (C). Additionally....One must also pass another halfway point labeled (D) in order to get to the halfway point of (C). There is also point (E) which is the halfway point between A and D. We have to assume that there are an infinite amount of halfway points points between (A) and (B). My understanding of infinity is something that goes on forever. But how can one expect to traverse over infinity in a finite amount of time? Will we never reach (B)? Answered by Walter Whiteley.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français