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Exciting math: the infinite hotel paradox

German mathematician David Hilbert created this famous paradox about an infinite hotel in the 1920s. Hilbert wanted to show that it is rather hard to wrap our minds around the concept of infinity. You are welcome to watch the video and check it for yourself!


The paradox and mathematical problem consists in the following: imagine a hotel with an infinite number of rooms that is totally booked up with an infinite number of guests. What if one more guest wants to check in? Or perhaps 40? Or a bus with an infinite number of passengers? Only a resourceful manager knows how to solve the problem…


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Thule Ragnaroc
Thule Ragnaroc
Very cool.
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Nov 9, 2015 10:21PM
Tyrone daniels
You are a loser
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Nov 9, 2015 10:55PM
Tyrone daniels
Loser
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Nov 9, 2015 11:02PM
Tyrone daniels
Loser
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Nov 9, 2015 11:02PM
Tyrone daniels
Loser!!!!!!!
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Nov 9, 2015 11:02PM
Tom Young
Tom Young
You lost me half way threw the video...
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Nov 9, 2015 11:06PM
jsnjmoore
That was confusing
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Nov 9, 2015 11:22PM
scottsandy
And then the hotel burned down so they all went home
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Nov 9, 2015 11:41PM
Julie Henson
Julie Henson
start passing out pillows and blankets and tell them to sleep on the floo
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Nov 9, 2015 11:50PM
Judith Monroe
What happened to the person in the last room...did he jump
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Nov 10, 2015 12:07AM
isabella bashir
Really cool but I feel sorry for the one housekeeper. That's a lot of beds to make all by yourself.
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Nov 10, 2015 2:53AM
Terence Tomes
Terence Tomes
It seems like the pink panther should have come walking in at any moment.
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Nov 10, 2015 2:18PM
Noel Moore
Noel Moore
The question of where to put a guest does not matter , because there is aiways another room. So there should not be this question.
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Nov 16, 2015 11:16PM
Ngozi Ugo
So cool
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Dec 17, 2015 4:02PM
Betty Schierloh Morgan Singer
Betty Schierloh Morgan Singer
Fun to think about!
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Jan 20, 2017 11:57PM

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