Which is it?

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    Which is it?

    Get your head round this

    Imagine a huge O on the floor. If I walked round the O for eternity, would I be walking the same line an infinite number of times? Or would I be walking an infinitly long line?

    I've not decided.

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    You would be walking an infinate line (interval) becuase:

    A line has no start and no end; it just keeps going (which is what a circle does.

    An interval is a line with a start and an end; a circle is not this.

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    to take this a step further, a line is a specialized type of "curve". You aren't walking a "line" at all as it isn't straight.
    "You are stupid! You are stupid! Oh, and don't forget, you are STUPID!" - Dexter

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