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6174 is known as Kaprekar's constant after the Indian mathematician D. R. Kaprekar. This number is notable for the following property:
1. Take any four-digit number, using at least two different digits. (Leading zeros are allowed.)
2. Arrange the digits in descending and then in ascending order to get two four-digit numbers, adding leading zeros if necessary.
3. Subtract the smaller number from the bigger number.
4. Go back to step 2.
The above process, known as Kaprekar's routine, will always reach its fixed point, 6174, in at most 7 iterations. Once 6174 is reached, the process will continue yielding 7641 – 1467 = 6174.
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: JesusXst
I think Arabs reintroduced the notion of zero to the western world around the time of the crusades if memory serves.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: roadgravel
Well they do say that the devil is in the detail, all information is important to some degree or another, if not exactly relevant to the specifics of addition. I understand what you mean through, for all intents and purposes 1+1=2.
originally posted by: Darkmadness
Geometry is the basis with which we experience reality.
'Are Numbers Real?'
originally posted by: Darkmadness
a reply to: andy06shake
Is it possible that our perspective on math could potential be a limit to our experience of the reality is presents?
originally posted by: Bleeeeep
a reply to: JesusXst
I think numbers fall into the spectrum of qualia or sense perceptions. (Yeshua within us.)
i.e. Numbers are to geometry as colors are to light.
And by geometry I mean, "the shape and relative arrangement of the parts of something" and not the mathematical philosophy of the same name. See also: dynamic geometry.
Edit: And not to leave out math: math is a cognitive function - the cognition, or measurement, of geometric value. We conceptualize or measure with math and conceive numbers or value. What is conceptualized is the will or spirit of geometric value. i.e. I want to measure how many rocks there are, so I measure out my will for determining geometric values with mathematics thereby conceiving a number.
See, you have to think about it like infinity, free will, or the Spirit, where the number or image is the image of the measurement of will and not just of will itself. (The image is more an image or your measure than an image of infinity.) e.g. I have a calculator with a pseudo-infinite function and number set within it, and with it, I measure out 1+1 which results in 2 (2 being the image of my measure, and not the image of pseudo-infinity. Additionally, lol, this is why everything comes through as spectra or spectrums -- it is because we are within the body of someone else's image: Yeshua is within Father, we're within Yeshua, and he is within us.)
This doesn't necessarily follow...ET may have invented some other, completely alien system that may not bear any resemblance to what we would consider 'maths' or numbers.