Maths - Elements of an equation

There are different types of numbers, for instance:

There are also compound number where each element may be one of the above types.

and these numbers may be coded in different ways:

Unless otherwise specified we usually assume that numbers are decimal.


Infinity is a number bigger than any real number

Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity.

He discovered a whole hierarchy of infinities.

He devised the continuum hypothesis but failed to prove or disprove it.

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