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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.

Thanks for your time

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
reply to post by oozyism

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
reply to post by oozyism

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.

Therefore, following your logic, 2+2=16

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
reply to post by gimme_some_truth

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

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 01:29 AM

reply to post by gimme_some_truth

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
reply to post by oozyism

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
reply to post by oozyism

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

reply to post by oozyism

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:

Assumption: (+)= addition, (+)=+1+total, (=)=+1+total

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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