# Is there same amount of diamonds and stone in minecraft world?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Primus, Dec 24, 2020.

1. ### PrimusZombie Pigman

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I'm speaking mathematically.

Infinite flat terrain. 10 blocks tall. For each position, first block at the bottom is diamond ore, the rest above is stone.

Are diamonds and stone equal in count?

This is essentially the same question as ∞ + 1 > ∞. But infinity is not subject to our usual arithmetics. Or is it? I found this more of philosophical type of question. In your place, I'd simply scroll past this shower thought.

I haven't made any thread in decades, so here's my contribution to never ending and slowly dying archive of our beloved community.

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2. ### minijahamSkeleton

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I don't usually swear, and I won't. However, honestly, *swear word* sake, why would you post this...it's hurting my brain really badly...

So this is what I came up with. Let's think about it this way,
∞ / ∞ = 1, right?
Then we apply the same thing to this, ∞ + 1 > ∞.

This will result in
(∞/∞) + (1/∞) > ∞/∞
1 + 0 > 1
1 > 1

This is a false statement since 1 and 1 is the same number.

So what I think is that there is the same number of diamonds and stones in the world.

Sike that was full of bullsh*t i came up with and after all that thinking, I ended up with 0 braincell haha thank you primus!

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3. ### PrimusZombie Pigman

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You're always welcome

4. ### minijahamSkeleton

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Wait, no

1 Layer of neverending diamond = ∞
1 Layer of neverending stone = ∞

x = ∞

There are 9 layers of stone

x < 9x

im done primus I'm never talking to you again

5. ### PrimusZombie Pigman

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I never claimed to have the answer nor did I provide one

Infinity is not a number but rather a concept of something that has no bounds. It doesn't behave like a number either. If you're adding one to infinity, it is still an infinity. Same goes for multiplication which basically is an addition. All the headache comes from misunderstanding, it's role in math. I'm not an expert in maths, so all of this is debatable.

In conclusion: 9x = x = ∞; x = 9x

same results if x = 0;

x = 9x

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6. ### HimbeersaftLPFish

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Considering we're talking about a Minecraft world, it can't be truly infinite for technical reasons so if we use a real Minecraft world then there is definitely more stone

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7. ### PrimusZombie Pigman

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I knew this would come up at some point. And because of that I started this thread with this sentence
And you're right.