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Pharoah

Prove 2 + 2 = 5.

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Yelekiah

He is referring to numbers. Not sand. It would be different. TaintedDoughnuts earlier post should make sense to you.

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joc

Actually TD post didn't really make much sense either. Yeah..2 equals 2 if you don't have any fractions involved...Where on God's Grey Earth is the mind-squelching revelation in that? tongue.gif

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Yelekiah

When you use decimals it makes perfect sense that 2+2 doesn't exactly equal four. Is that hard to grasp?

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joc
When you use decimals it makes perfect sense that 2+2 doesn't exactly equal four. Is that hard to grasp?

Geeeeeeezzzz...

Okay let's start all over with the basics: 2 = 2

If you take a fraction and add it to 2, you don't have 2 anymore.

2.1 + 2 doesnot equal 4...it equals 4.1

The original question was about 2 + 2 not equaling 4. What is so mind boggling about decimals? What is hard for me to grasp is someone's inability to understand the difference between fractions and whole numbers. Two is a whole number. Two-point-one is a fraction.

Never mind ... I give up..there is little point in arguing against an idiotic premise.

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Yelekiah

Not like 2.1, joc. The ACTUAL number 2 repeating.

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joc

2 x 240,000 trillion billion will not end in .01 it will end in 0.

........even into infinitey.........it will end in 0

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Yelekiah

And what does that have to do with 2+2=4?

2 repeating

or 2+2=5, joc?

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joc
2 (way way way (a few trillion decimal places)) has to equal like 2.000000000000000000000000000000000001 or somethin' similar; sense nothing in this world (humans created it, and we arn't perfect) is perfect, that has to be the case.

Wrong. His premise is wrong. He is saying that man created numbers and therefore numbers are imperfect. And it doesn't take a genius to know that 2 an infinite number of decimal places later will end in 0 unless something else is added to it.

The real question here is Why am I even continuing posting in this thread when I should have been in bed hours ago? huh.gif

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Yelekiah

Well if you think about it like this, man created calculators that show repeating numbers. And yes, joc, you should go to bed.

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joc

very well..................goodnite one and all........................

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Yelekiah

Sweet Dreams.

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hyperactive

since everybody is all in a tizzy, i will post the errant proof to make you all dizzy!

a classic indeed.

-1/1 = 1/-1

Taking the square root of both sides: sqrt(-1/1) = sqrt(1/-1) (where "sqrt" denotes the square-root symbol which cannot be displayed on text-only browsers.)

Simplifying: sqrt(-1) / sqrt(1) = sqrt(1) / sqrt(-1)

In other words, i/1 = 1/i.

Therefore, i / 2 = 1 / (2i),

i/2 + 3/(2i) = 1/(2i) + 3/(2i),

i (i/2 + 3/(2i) ) = i ( 1/(2i) + 3/(2i) ),

(i^2)/2 + (3i)/2i = i/(2i) + (3i)/(2i),

(-1)/2 + 3/2 = 1/2 + 3/2,

and this shows that 1=2.

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Yelekiah

Thank you, hyperactive, that was fun.

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wabbit

yes indeed, hyperactive.. that made me dizzy... blink.gif

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joc

ahem....................I slept............

.............and the square root of 1 is 1

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distortedpandy

oh ffs...

no wonder I failed math rolleyes.gif

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Celumnaz

Reimann did the 2+2=5

Gauss did the 2+2=3

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nick_fury

This sure does belong in world of the bizarre hmm.gif

As far as I'm concerned 2 is 2 and 4 is 4. No need to overcomplicate things thumbsup.gif

Now I think I need a nap

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fawkes2

^

l agree with you

to me 2+2=4 .

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Netwolf111

What you are talking about was also talked about in our College math class.

What you have is abolute numbers and mesured numbers.

ex: Your desk is 30 inches wide. Well since it is mesured there is a % of error in your equation. Same as anything else that is mesured (I can post the math formula if anyone wants it)

But then if you tell me you have 2 desk in your room, that is an absolute number. It is 2 items.

So 2 + 2 = 4

if 2 and 2 are absolute numbers (2 apples + 2 apples)

but 2 + 2 might not equal exactly 4

if you have mesured numbers such as 2 degres + 2 degres or 2 litres + 2 litres (ex off my a few milimiter) but for simplicitie's sake we round up...

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Pharoah

Man, did I ever word THAT post wrong. grin2.gif

I got this idea to post somethin' like that from another site; I went back there to find it, but couldn't find it, so you will just have to go with my explanation grin2.gif

But forget about the 2 not bein' an equal number; that really wasn't what I was gettin' at.

And now, I'm as confused as you all.

Man wrote it, man... can't conquer O_o

I'm confused...

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Yelekiah

Now you've screwed us all over!

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Yelekiah

(joking, joking)

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Pharoah

grin2.gif

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Yelekiah

So what is it that you are trying to say, Pharoah?

Once you become...how should I say it? "De-confused"?

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