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

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posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 03:56 PM
I have no idea in the meaning of a "+" sign equaling a "+1". (Guess I'm not looking outside the box on this one.)

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:03 PM

I have no idea in the meaning of a "+" sign equaling a "+1". (Guess I'm not looking outside the box on this one.)

From what I understand in the OP:

+ can mean anything.

He said that + can mean +1. This results in recursion. I.E. + = +1 = +11 = +111 = +1111 and so on. That definition doesn't work.

If he meant + to mean that the result is always added by one, then it's like this:

2 + 2 means:

* * AND * * PLUS * EQUALS * * * * * which is five.

Like I said, this is counting.

I do not understand the point of the OP.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:14 PM
If + = +1 then it would be 2 +1 2 =5 but then we would have to add another "+" so that its 2 +1 + 2 =5 but then we need to make it so: 2 +1 +1 2 = 5 in which the cycle of adding a "+" sub by a "+1" would never end therefor no math equation could have an end result because of a loop.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:16 PM
Since Math is suppose to be an Universal language, it is perfectly clear to me now why we are not getting any signals back in trying to find Extraterrestrial life. They don't know what we are saying!!!!:

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:21 PM

If + = +1 then it would be 2 +1 2 =5 but then we would have to add another "+" so that its 2 +1 + 2 =5 but then we need to make it so: 2 +1 +1 2 = 5 in which the cycle of adding a "+" sub by a "+1" would never end therefor no math equation could have an end result because of a loop.

NO NO NO and NO

+
+1
(+1)1
((+1)1)1
(((+1)1)1)1

You said we would have to add another +. Yes, and that + is defined as +1!!!!!

Recursion

Exactly. There would be no result because of the loop.

So the OP is a bust.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:23 PM

Since Math is suppose to be an Universal language, it is perfectly clear to me now why we are not getting any signals back in trying to find Extraterrestrial life. They don't know what we are saying!!!!:

That is so funny!!!!

Imagine their faces when they receive a signal saying that "2 + 2 = 5"

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:29 PM

Originally posted by Deaf Alien
That is so funny!!!!

Imagine their faces when they receive a signal saying that "2 + 2 = 5"

Or maybe they have a more advance math, and is laughing at us trying to figure it out.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 04:36 PM

Or maybe they have a more advance math, and is laughing at us trying to figure it out.

More advanced than a simple counting system?

Perhaps they are laughing at us trying to figure out why 2 + 2 IS NOT EQUAL to 5?

:bnghd:

Are you for OP or against OP?

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 05:03 PM
reply to post by Deaf Alien

Ok more defined math system, where if we count something we usually do it in whole numbers, penny's are fractions of a dollar and usually we don't take the time to add them in or count them. They may always take the time to make a more exact amount depending on the variables. This of course is just a theory and has no proof behind it. But I only assume this because of the fact that if you can travel threw space, somewhere down the line you had to take math very seriously.

As for the OP I couldn't care less one way or the other.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 05:13 PM

I have a B.S. degree in math

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 05:20 PM
reply to post by Deaf Alien

Ok will do, I'm just saying our math system is not perfect, we can't even break 1/3 into a decimal without losing a digit along the way.

Edit: My degree is in Computer Programming.

[edit on 11-10-2009 by XeoniX]

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:01 PM

Originally posted by zazzafrazz

Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Stop using 'applied' mathematics, throw in the observer, and perhaps 2+2=5

Just saying, the observer makes the all the difference within infinity......

Forgot to add, technically everything equals infinity

O.K.

I am an observer.

I am counting.

I am applying what I observe.

* *

AND

* *

EQUALS WHAT?

* * * *

AND I AS AN OBSERVER COUNT THAT AS WHAT?

F O U R

HE HE HE HE

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:02 PM
reply to post by Deaf Alien

and add the observer and what do you get?

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:07 PM

and add the observer and what do you get?

ME?

Oh I get it.

2 + 2 + ME = 5

Am I right?

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:15 PM
reply to post by Deaf Alien

can math be done on is own? does 1 + 1 on its own? Or is there an observer/creator?

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:20 PM

can math be done on is own? does 1 + 1 on its own? Or is there an observer/creator?

Right.

Where do you think the phrase "1 + 1" come from?

Ohhh I see what you mean.

Were you trying to get me to say the word "Idealism"?

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by Deaf Alien

No I was just tryng to get you outa old school boring applied mathematics.

There is more to math when you see how it propogates inifinity.

All math is subjective to the observer/creator. It is part of the observer (equation), and a result of the observer (answer).

[edit on 11-10-2009 by zazzafrazz]

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:33 PM
I would just like to see where this goes: Based on human nature 1 + 1 = 1 since in most cases 1 male + 1 female = 1 baby

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 06:47 PM

No I was just tryng to get you outa old school boring applied mathematics.

Applied mathematics?

Well I guess you can call counting with your fingers applied mathematics.

There is more to math when you see how it propogates inifinity.

Huh? This is a simple counting system? Fingers, you know?

All math is subjective to the observer/creator. It is part of the observer (equation), and a result of the observer (answer).

Right. You and me (observers) tend to count things, correct?

We see two apples in one basket. Then we see another two apples in another basket. You want both baskets. How many apples will you get?

I tried wrapping my head around grad level mathematics in college. I took classes like abstract algebra class and my head exploded.

posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 07:10 PM

1 male + 1 female = 1 baby

Nope.

There are two objects: a male and a female.

Over time, there are three objects: a male, a female, and a baby.

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