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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2009, 18:42 
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ok, our boy (5.5 years old) understands the concept of infinity.

The other day, he asked:

If infinity +1 is infinity, what is infinity -1?

ahhhhhhh.... idunno?

:help:

(my best guess--- the penultimate number)

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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2009, 21:26 
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My goodness, Jess, that would be the penultimate number, wouldn't it?
Or, more precisely, the penultimate integer.

Sometimes, our children are more aware than we think they are.
I believe that we were as well, but our parents were not as culturally inclined as we are to notice it or to comment upon it if noticed.


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