Size of A Dot

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    nycmathguy

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    One of the very first things that I learned in geometry back in high school over 35 years ago is the fact that a dot has no measure, no size. Why is that the case?
     
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    In Geometry, we have several undefined terms: point, line and plane.

    we define a point as a location and no size
     
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    In other words, a point is not defined in geometry and thus we simply accept that there is no measurement.
     
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    we simply accept that there is no measurement because it's infinitely small to be measured
     
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    Ok. Cool.
     
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