This series was used as a representation of many of Zeno's paradoxes, one of which, Achilles and the Tortoise, is shown here. In the paradox, The warrior Achilles was to race against a tortoise. Achilles could run at 10 m/s, while the tortoise only 5. The tortoise, with a 10 meter advantage, Zeno argued, would win. The Achilles would have to move 10 meters to catch up to the tortoise, but by then, the tortoise would already have moved another five meters. Achilles would then have to move 5 meters, where the tortoise would move 2.5 meters, and so on Zeno argued that the tortoise would always remain ahead of Achilles.