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# 2 + 2 = 5? I will prove it.

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posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 12:59 AM
People always try to see if an impossible logic is possible, here I will demonstrate that 2 + 2 can actually = 5.

How is it possible you may ask? Well all you do is change the definition of '+'. If + was defined as +1, we have succeeded.

This way all numbers can live in harmony. Every number can equal to another number without destroying our logic.

If that makes sense then good, if it doesn't I apologize because I don't know how else to explain it.

oozy

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:02 AM
After you leave Room 101, then 2 + 2 = 5, even when the '+' only means 'add'.

[edit on 9-10-2009 by harrytuttle]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:03 AM
So, it goes 2 (+1) 2 = 5 or wait, doesn't that = 6?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:06 AM
Can you demonstrate that with 4 apples?

Or four oranges for that matter and make them five?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:13 AM

Fail.

If you have to change something to get at your answer then you have failed with your logic.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:15 AM

Sorry mate, no logic in that at all! We might was well say the the equals sign is an 11 laying on it's side.

Thanks for the laugh!

IRM

[edit on 9/10/09 by InfaRedMan]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:17 AM

2+2= 5, when + also means +1 at the end. If we change the definition all number can equal to each other .

That means 5 can = 6 if = is redefined to also represent +1 to the number on the left.

WOW lets see how far this goes ..

[edit on 9-10-2009 by oozyism]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:21 AM
Why stop there?
Let's change six to nine (I don't mind). Think of the possibilities.

[edit on 10/9/2009 by Phage]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:21 AM
With all due respect... You did nothing here...

What you are saying does not prove that 2+2=5.

All you did was find a complicated and quite odd way of saying 2+2+1=5

All you are doing is adding one extra number... That is nothing new... If you add one to any number you will of course have a new number...

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:24 AM

Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
With all due respect... You did nothing here...

What you are saying does not prove that 2+2=5.

All you did was find a complicated and quite odd way of saying 2+2+1=5

All you are doing is adding one extra number... That is nothing new... If you add one to any number you will of course have a new number...

But I didn't add one, the + sign did.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:26 AM

It all depends on where you put the parenthesis... It's just number manipulation.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:29 AM

It all depends on where you put the parenthesis... It's just number manipulation.

But still isn't it true? But to what extent is it true? 2+2=5, what do you think? I proved that it can = 5 so to what extent do you believe it is true?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:32 AM

Assumption: (+) = 1

(2) (+) (2) = 4
or
(2 + 2) = 5
or
2 (+) 2 = 6

still no guarantee that (5) is the only correct answer...

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:34 AM

You changed the "+" to "+1" correct?

Because by doing so you are in fact adding one... that is what "+1" means...

Mathematical law, is law for a reason...

You have not made 2+2=5, You have made 2+2+1=5... Which is mathematical law.

Feel free to continue speculation based in non mathematical law though. It is quite fun to speculate what if's at times... Even I do that.

( By the way, I do not mean that last part to sound rude, If it comes across that way I apologize, I just do not know how else to word it, I meant it nicely)

[edit on 9-10-2009 by gimme_some_truth]

[edit on 9-10-2009 by gimme_some_truth]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:35 AM

Assumption: (+) = 1

(2 + 2) = 5
or
2 (+) 2 = 6

still no guarantee that (5) is the only correct answer...

Define (+) as (+) & (Total+1)

So 2+2=5 because of (Total+1)

Amazing right lol

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:39 AM
Is this along the lines of the internet is a bunch of interconnected tubes?

Third line.

[edit on 9-10-2009 by skepticantiseptic]

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:47 AM

2 + 2 = 5? I will prove it.

I think what you're basically trying to say is much more succinctly stated by the signature I've seen from a few people here:

"There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't."

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:52 AM
I am really glad I don't have kids in school, if this is the logic being taught.

Given +=1

1+1=3 and 1+1=3
then 3+3=7

and: 1+1+1+1=7

No wonder the world is in the shape it is today. And I thought Differential equations was rough...

What kind of lead have you got in your pencil, because I want some of that stuff.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:54 AM
My original:

Assumption: (+) = 1

(2) (+) (2) = 4
or
(2 + 2) = 5
or
2 (+) 2 = 6
_________________________________________________________________

Originally posted by oozyism

2+2= 5, when + also means +1 at the end. If we change the definition all number can equal to each other .

That means 5 can = 6 if = is redefined to also represent +1 to the number on the left.

WOW lets see how far this goes ..

_________________________________________________________________

Now:

2 + 2 =4 (+1) = 4 (+1) = 4
or
2 + 2 =4 + 1 =5 (+1) =5
or
(2 + 2) =4 + 1 =6

I'm still getting the same answers - Oooz! Maybe my logic is flawed. It's entirely possible.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:55 AM

Originally posted by pyrytyes

I am really glad I don't have kids in school, if this is the logic being taught.

Given +=1

1+1=3 and 1+1=3
then 3+3=7

and: 1+1+1+1=7

No wonder the world is in the shape it is today. And I thought Differential equations was rough...

What kind of lead have you got in your pencil, because I want some of that stuff.

You teach me logic then please, I wouldn't mind learning.

The point of this thread is to show anything is possible. Impossibility suppresses our imagination

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