what is the most useless number?

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what is the most useless number?

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probably pi. Every useful use of pi is 2pi.

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That quest will probably fail, either due to semantics of "useless" or due to

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interesting_number_paradox

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7811791

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>>7811772

>sphere coordinates

>0 <=θ <π

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>>7811772

I like the tau meme because it makes it much easier to identify pop-sci idiots like you.

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>>7811771

I'm thinking they are all equally useless.

But if I had to pick one I'd say 1.

Cause we can always use 0.9999... instead.

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>>7811771

I'm thinking all we need are zeroes and ones.

I don't care about the rest as long as we can use binary.

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>>7811771

There is no useless number. I'll prove it:

Suppose there were a useless number. Let N be the least useless number. Then N is useful because it is the greatest number such that all n < N are useful (which is a pretty useful property). Contradiction.

Therefore no number is useless.

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[math]\displaystyle -\frac{1}{12}[/math]

>>7813697

>(which is a pretty useful property)

This has yet to be shown.

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>>7813707

N is useful because it is the least example of a useless number, which is useful in demonstrating a useless number. But then N is useful, contradiction.

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[math]\displaystyle 1 \approx 2 [/math]

>>7813717

There is no use in demonstrating the existence of a useless number, by definition. Your "proof" does not work.

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>>7813721

Suppose that one wanted to come up with a list of all useful numbers. This would be a useful list.

N is useful in constructing this list.

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i is pretty useful; it isn't even real.

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0 isn't even a real number

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Clearly 7.

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[math]\frac{1}{0}[/math]

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>>7811772

LE LE TAU!!!!!!!!!!! XD!!!! I AM LE MATHEMAGICIAN!!

TAU >> PI, LITERALLY HAHA!

HAHA TAU

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0.99999999999999999999999999...

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>>7814771

That's not a fucking number science-fag

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>>7811791

nobody noticed because you didn't use >>

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has there EVER been any use of a number 820047519743129000023284899902127174 prior to posting this?

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0

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>>7813850

Would you rather your post be numbered as MMMMMMMDCCCXMMMDCCCL

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>>7813697

Not bad.

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You cannot post the most useless number in this thread, cause if you did, this number would have been useful for this context.

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That would be [math]\mathrm i[/math], because its only use in physics is simplifying the study of signals, and simplifying something is not useful.

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>>7813850

I'm pretty certain that 0 ∈ R

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>>7815175

I'd like to see you try doing quantum physics without it.

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>>7811771

-3

i fucking hate minus three

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>>7813697

>Then N is useful because it is the greatest number such that all n < N are useful

non sequitur

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>>7815190

how aboot

[eqn]\alpha\left|\begin{bmatrix}

[0\,1]\\ [1\,0]

\end{bmatrix}\right>[/eqn]

nobody needs imaginary numbers. they're stupid.

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>>7813697

The proof should go as follows.

First, 1 is a useful number as it is the multiplicative identity. Now any number [math]n[/math] is the unique number such that [math](n+1)-n=1[/math], i.e. transforms the number [math]n+1[/math] into a useful number. Therefore [math]n[/math] is itself useful.

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>>7815221

it's even more stupid not using them. also we are better off using them.

also there is nothing "magical" about imaginary numbers. they are tools just like other variables are.

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>>7811771

>what is the most useless number?

Any number other than 1,2,3,4...

Let's say you get a flat tire, a lug wrench would be a useful thing to have.

0 lug wrenches means you never bought one

-1,-2... lug wrenches means you had 1,2...in your trunk but either you lost them or somebody stole them

Any rational or real number like 273/44 or 2^1.2 means you have a bunch of wrenches but they're shattered and bits fell off and you lost the bits

Complex wrenches wouldn't be useful because even if you had one part of it would be in another dimension and you wouldn't be able to loosen the lug nuts since you only have like, half a wrench

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>>7815229

>All numbers have that property

>Therefore none of them are important

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>>7815229

Induction sucks.

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>>7815237

what's stupid about imaginary numbers is that when your dimensions run out of letters in the alphabet, nobody knows what the fuck they're supposed to do.

it's like wondering what happens when you plug more than 26 drives into a windows computer.

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>>7815263

>I don't think you know what induction is.

it's what makes optimus prime work

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>>7813697

But you haven't shown that there is a least useless number.

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>>7815288

Literally just start numbering them. e1, e2, ...

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>>7815406

that's literally what you learn in any linear algebra course. don't get what his problem is

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>>7815437

Yeah, I have no idea why anyone ever uses numbers, anon. They're so inefficient.

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>>7815321

The natural numbers are well-ordered, so if there is a useless number, there is a least useless number.

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>>7815545

Every set can be well-ordered, anon. We don't have to restrict ourselves to the naturals.

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>>7811771

googlianth or googleplexianth

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>>7811771

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