I’m thinking of a mathematical sequence, $latex S$, whose terms are all nonnegative real numbers. It is infinite in both directions. Like the Fibonacci sequence, it satisfies the relation: $latex \displaystyle S_n=S_{n-1}+S_{n-2}$ And we are given: $latex \displaystyle S_0=1$ What is the value of $latex S_1$? Surprisingly, you have enough information to figure it out. Note…… Continue reading A puzzle about a Fibonacci-like sequence

# Category: Math

## The Balls and Urns Paradox

Start with an empty urn having an unlimited capacity, and a infinite number of balls, labeled “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. At time T minus 1 second, put balls #1-10 into the urn, then take ball #1 out. At time T minus 1/2 second, put balls #11-20 into the urn, then take ball #2 out. At…… Continue reading The Balls and Urns Paradox