You’re Halfway There

You’re standing 11 feet away from a doorway and with each step you move halfway to the doorway. How many steps will it take for you to get to the doorway?

Technically, the answer is infinity. If you keep going halfway, you’ll never actually make it to the doorway.

But in practice, after 10 steps you’ll be 1/8th of an inch to the doorway and anyone behind you would say to stop being a baby and take a real step through the doorway already.

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3 Comments on "You’re Halfway There"

Will says
November 7, 2018 @ 11:47

If you start the new month by depositing a penny at a bank, and for each day for the rest of the month you deposit twice what you deposited the day before, how much money would you have on the last day of December?

About $21,474,836.47.

Rambo says
May 17, 2019 @ 04:21

An infinite amount.

E says
February 7, 2021 @ 04:48


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