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@Broly the Car Guy, Not quite. If 3/4 of her is removed for the 1sr snap, then 3/4 of 1/4 will be removed in the second which is 3/16. So 3/(4^n) would be removed each nth snap. It still requires an infinite amount of snaps cause: L = 3/4 + 3/16 +.... L = 3/4 + 1/4*L 3/4 * L = 3/4 L = 1 (L is the sum of all the parts of her removed, so it requires the infinite sum of all parts removed to make her disappear)

@SeussAlmighty, Why do you say "the other half"? Cause "the other half" is now just the entire universe, so wipe out "the other half" he'd have to kill off the entire universe. Following the logic of "snapping twice" AKA removing half the universe twice, that would leave 1/4 of the universe. Let o be the original universe. Let s be the universe after the snap. s= o/2 Let x be the universe after two snaps. x = s/2. => x = o/4

@SeussAlmighty, I'm not talking about the limitations of the gauntelet. The gauntelet can just kill the entire universe from the first snap. I'm saying if thanos intends each snap kills a half of the universe, then the joke "your momma so fat he had to snap twice" wouldnt work, because the second snap just kills the entire universe.

@SeussAlmighty, Again, I'm not talking about the limitations of the gauntelet. The joke "your momma so fat he had to snap twice" makes people who are bad at math think "oh lol he had to remove half of the universe twice" But following the logic of your momma was halved for the first snap, the second snap would have to remove the entire universe instead of just half the universe. In the joke, a "snap" references thanos killing half the universe. Well if half the universe is left, what does killing half the universe do? 1/2*1/2 is 1/4. So 1/4 of the original universe is left and 1)4 of your mom is left based on the joke.

@Tentastic, what gives you the idea that people assume everytime he snaps it's half the universe? The joke can be well aware that the entire universe will go if he snaps again, but it's all for the "yo mamma" joke to work. Since half of her is taken, then the rest has to be taken. The joke only implies that if Thanos had to get rid of the fat lady, two snaps(the entire universe) would have to be used to kill her

@SeussAlmighty, Well the way I'm certain a lot of people view it is "lol he had to remove half the universe twice to get rid of the two halves of your mom". Based on the logic demonstrated, this conclusion doesn't make sense. This is why I started this chain,to prove that what you said was true OR if he was only removing half the universe each time, he'd half to snap an infinite amount of times.

@Tentastic, first lets get past the fact the next snap would remove the entire universe. You are assuming the snap only removed 50% current existence of this one individual because momma too fat. However, a better assumption would be that the gauntlet can only remove up to a certain amount of living matter and this guys momma passed that threshold because of how fat she is. A proper formula for snaps needed would be snaps = mass of momma/mass removed per snap. Now lets say for some reason this momma can only have 1/2 her existence removed at any given time all He would need to do would be to snap this amount of times needed to have 1 organic cell remaining then snap one more time.

@tylersmileyface, Ok think of this: What's do you get when you halve infinity? Infinity. And what do you get when you take away half of infinity again? Infinity. The universe is infinite. So to make the universe go away, you would need to remove the entire universe to begin with. Halving it does nothing unless it's done an infinite amount of times (and the two infinities cancle out) So if half of your mom was removed by removing half the universe, removing half the universe again would just mean your mom is halved again and in order to remove your mom you would need to remove the entire universe.

@Tentastic, okay but dude. You’re wrong. Thanos didn’t remove half of the universe. He removed half the beings inside the universe which is technically a finite amount. And to counter the argument you’ll make against that lets just go ahead and say beings would keep dying until they stopped dying. We may never know when that would be but yeah.

@tylersmileyface, Well there are an infinite amount of beings cause the universe is infinite. And if removing half the beings makes half your mom disappear, thanos would need to remove the other half. However, don't forget that the 1/2 is now the entire amount that's left. He can't remove '1/2' the current universe cause then only 1/2 of your currently 1/2 mom would disappear, making her 1/4. So he'd need to remove the rest of the beings in the universe to make your mom disappear.

@tylersmileyface, Mathematically, he is right. Lets call the universe “1.” To get ride of half the universe, you would divide by 2 and subtract from the original whole. So: U=11/2=1/2 Lets do 2 snaps: U=1/21/2/2=1/21/4=1/4 3 snaps: U=1/41/4/2=1/41/8=1/8... As you can see, we will never reach “zero” for U. We can get infinitely close to zero, but never truly achieve zero. This is a calculus concept. While I agree that practically, Thanos has the power to wipe out the whole universe and can do so, this joke stems from the interpretation that he kills exactly half of whatever is left every time. Therefore, in the context of this joke, @Tentastic is certainly correct.

@airguitarpro, you can reach 0, in distance there is something called planck length which is the shortest measurable length. So in this case the smallest countable life is 1 (0 means no life). So eventually we will get to 2 people, at that point 50% of the current population will be erased. Not 25%. Why? You cant erase 50% of a person. (At 3 people left 33% would be erased  1 out of the 3)
Actually it would have to be an infinite amount of times cause if he snapped twice then 1/4 is left cause its 1/2*1/2. The sum of 1/2^n from 1to inf is 1: L = 1/2+1/4+1/8... L = 1/2 + 1/2*L L  1/2*L = 1/2 L/2 = 1/2 L = 1 So to get rid of your mom he'd have to snap an infinite amount of times.