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You enter a diner and sit down at a booth. The diner is classic Americana... like something from the '50s... but nothing fancy. You read the morning paper and have a smoke as you wait for the waitress dressed in a not-so-clean, pink-and-white-striped, short sleave dress and white leather tennis shoes to bring you a coffee. You like your coffee with a lot of cream... but no sugar.

The ratio of cream to coffee that you prefer is represented by the fraction

Let the ratio of "cream molecule" size to coffee cup volume be represented by the fraction

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*Sugar is for kids,*you think to yourself.The ratio of cream to coffee that you prefer is represented by the fraction

*c*, which is of course less than unity. However, everytime you drink your coffee to the point where your cup is exactly half empty (you are a pessimist... I might mention), the waitress comes by and fills your cup to the brim with steaming hot, black coffee.**Question:**How many times must she do this before you are drinking a cup of black coffee?Let the ratio of "cream molecule" size to coffee cup volume be represented by the fraction

*m*... also less than unity.eNtRopY

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