Submitted by **Informal-Suit9126** t3_zr8z5m
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**Yankas**
t1_j13f3gx wrote

Reply to comment by **90swasbest** in **Marine Corps Plans To Get Rid Of "Yes Sir" Over Gender Neutrality Concerns -** by **Informal-Suit9126**

>Can you square root infinity?

No, infinity is not a number.

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t1_j13unut wrote

Been awhile but isn't it just infinity?

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**Yankas**
t1_j17lhe7 wrote

No, it causes confusion because of limits.

So **the limit of √x** as x becomes bigger (approaches infinity) **is equal to infinity**. However, while it can approach infinity, it can never actually be infinity. It's not an actual, number it's just an idea of numbers growing forever (infinitely).

An easier to understand example is **y = 1 / x,** if we look at what happens, as x becomes smaller, the result will become bigger.

1 / 1 = 1

1 / 0.1 = 10

1 / 0.01 = 100

1 / 0.00001 = 100000

etc ...

Theoretically, as x becomes closer and closer to 0, the result (y) will just keep becoming bigger and bigger infinitely. And, so it is said that **the limit** **is equal infinity**.But, it will never actually be infinity, because dividing by zero is undefined.

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