Infinity mine one is an insane number used in Crazy Mathematics, which is the purely abstract theoretical discipline underlying Crazy Science. To reach infinity minus one, you start from zero, add one repeatedly until infinity is reached, and then subtract one. A perfectly simple operation, but one which is beyond the understanding of sane math.
The number is not only used in theoretical craziness: it also applies in crazy practice. It is especially useful in Crazy Astronomy because it represents the distance from the center of the Earth to the inner edge of the Celestial Sphere in cubits. This makes it useful in calculating the relative distances between objects that are clearly inside the Universe and objects that appear to be some quantitatively measurable distance beyond the outer edge of the Universe.
Infinity minus one is represented in standard Crazy Math notation as -1.
- Because it is derived from Infinity-1, Infinity+1 redirects here.
One interesting feature of Crazy Mathematics is that Infinity+1 cannot be reached simply by reaching infinity and then adding one. You can't add one to infinity, because it's Infinity! That would be stupid.
Instead, Infinity+1 is reached by starting from Infinity-1 (which we know is reachable by following the instructions above) and then adding two. So:
-1 + 2 = +1
Since you can't literally evaluate +1, anytime you see +1, it is just shorthand for -1 + 2.
±1 means either +1 or -1, depending on what mood the math gods are in. Perfectly symetrical virgin sacrifices may encourage them to bend the result your way.
it's just . but calculatable. like, it can do add, subtract, multiply, divide, even take an exponent! Vsauce approved.
|Numbers of Sanity:|
|-4 | Zero/0 | 0.0001 | 0.167 | Zero Point Nine Reccuring/0.9999999999999 | One/1/First | Two/2/Second/No two | Three/Third | π/3.1415926535897932... | Four/Fourth | Five/5/Fifth | Six | Seven | Eight/8 | 8.386023 | Nine/9 | Ten | Eleven | 16...16 | 42 | 43 | 45 | 57 | 61 | 64 | 71.8 | 88 | 91 | A hundred/100 | 111 | 116 | 118 | 300 | 333 | 400 | 419 | 420 | 555 | 617 | 666 | 909 | 1111 | 1337 | 1973 | 1984 | 1987 | 1992 | 2000 | 2004 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2012 | 2014 | Over nine thousand/9001 | 10000 | 328742 | 104270865 | 111,766,361 | 13809827354 | 73020590879353 | 333333333333333 | +9 trillion | +6 octillion | Googol | Bunch of 1s | Babblion | Bajillion | Kajillion | Googolplex | Infinity|
|Numbers of Insanity:|
|Infinity-1 | Bleen | Numbers of the Alphabet | 4 8 15 16 23 42 | 99 Red Balloons | Flargleflex | Igh | The number q | Zilch/Zrilch/Zkilcch | ω | υ | BANANA | 18 19 20|