A probability of zero for an event says that it is impossible right?Then lets say that I need to choose a number randomly among the infinite numbers between 2 and 5.The probability of picking a particular number should be zero.And yet i can pick a number randomly(whose probobility of being picked should be zero).This looks like a contradiction of sorts.Is something wrong with my definition of zero probability??(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Probabilities with infinities

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