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In mathematics, transfinite numbers are numbers that are "infinite" in the sense that they are larger than all finite numbers, but not necessarily absolutely infinite.

For example in simple terms; If you have the number 4 then get 4 more you have 8 but lets make this number 8 much bigger than a finite like 8 infinity then it's larger than all finite numbers, yet not necessarily absolutely infinite. Like a set of finite numbers its property of infinite sets. The Grand Hotel paradox tells us n → n + 1.so now lets say n∞ + n∞= 1∞ ~ 1n∞ + 1n∞= 2∞ and this keeps continuing simultaneously till you reach an infinity of an infinity sets of infinity numbers but again not necessary absolute infinite but larger than all finite numbers that equals to an infinity which becomes an transfinite number.

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