^{ Type post AuthorRobert J. Marks Date July 3, 2022 Categorized Mathematics Tagged Cantor's theory of infinity, Cantor's theory of infinity (lines and squares), Featured, Irrational numbers and infinity }

## 3. In Infinity, Lines and Squares Have an Equal Number of Points

_{We can demonstrate this fact with a simple diagram}

_{ Robert J. Marks July 3, 2022 5 Mathematics }

In previous posts, we have established that two sets are of the same size if there is a one-to-one correspondence between the elements of both sets. Applying this principle to Cantor’s theory of infinity leads us to the weird but valid conclusion that the number of points on a line segment is the same as the number of points in a square. To show that this is true, here is a picture of a unit length line segment and a unit square. Let’s choose a point on the line segment. Let’s say 0.6917381276543… . It’s shown with a big blue dot on the line segment on the left. If this point corresponds to an irrational number, it goes on forever Read More ›