Johnny Ball and Claudia Haworth
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Johnny Ball explains what number comes before infinity

Think of a Number presenter Johnny Ball explains the concept of infinity to four-year-old Claudia Haworth.

Claudia's mother Ellie wrote into the BBC's numbers programme More or Less to ask the team to explain what number comes before infinity. The discussion reveals how hard it can be for humans to comprehend something that goes on forever.

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This interview was first broadcast on the BBC World Service on Saturday, 1 September 2012.