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# Impossible Math Question?

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posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:16 AM
I have a question. I guess its Math but it could be Science also.

What number + 1/2 would equal itself again?

(not half of itself, just 1/2)

If not number, then maybe what element + half of itself would = itself?

I probably worded the above wrong or something but anything closely related to this question would help greatly.

In user " ausar's" worlds:
"it would have to be a constant; and it would have to be an element that is not deconstituted in the process of addition and equation."

I cant give any details as to why this is important, but just know that if you can answer it something good is bound to come out of it.

edit on 27-11-2010 by demonseed because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:22 AM

Zero.

or 1/2 less than Zero. If that makes it more fun.

Holiday Cheers.....Wildmanimal

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:22 AM
Is this in terms of density?
or composition??

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:25 AM

is there a time frame to this equation?
At a guess if you added a radioactive isotope to itself and waited for its half life to decay it eventually would equal itself again....since you did say "element" and there is no time factor for completion of the equation then I think that fits the requirements you state.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:25 AM

I will be more serious and help further. A Vacuum. Not the kind your Mom uses.

All the best to you,,,,,Wildmanimal

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:27 AM
better n mine though I still think mine works

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:27 AM

Originally posted by Wildmanimal

Zero.

or 1/2 less than Zero. If that makes it more fun.

Holiday Cheers.....Wildmanimal

Interesting...

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:31 AM

Originally posted by demonseed

Originally posted by Wildmanimal

Zero.

or 1/2 less than Zero. If that makes it more fun.

Holiday Cheers.....Wildmanimal

Interesting...

Take nothing, add 1/2 of nothing (nothing) to it, and you still have nothing.
Hope this helps?

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:42 AM

Yes, ,,,,That is exactly wrong.

But, in our enviroment, (sp.) It works exceptionally well.

By The way,,,Dyson,Oreck,and Electrolux have made a fortune with this concept.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:45 AM

Originally posted by Wildmanimal

Zero.

Indeed. Not really a tough question, and the answer is itself very obvious.

0 + (0/2) = 0

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:48 AM

Originally posted by billb1215

Originally posted by demonseed

Originally posted by Wildmanimal

Zero.

or 1/2 less than Zero. If that makes it more fun.

Holiday Cheers.....Wildmanimal

Interesting...

Take nothing, add 1/2 of nothing (nothing) to it, and you still have nothing.
Hope this helps?

Ok i see where i worded this all wrong.

You take "something", add 1/2 to it, and then that would = the same something.

Is there anything like that?

I didnt mean 1/2 of itself, sorry.

So, theoretically:

What could subtract itself to equal 1/2(1/2 could be anything except for nothing and/or itself).

Sorry if a blew up any brains out there

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:50 AM
6 + 1/2 ( half of 6 is 3)
6 + 3 = 9.
which is 6 upside down

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:53 AM

What could subtract itself to equal 1/2

Anything subtract itself equals zero. Are you joking with us?

I'm confused.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:55 AM
Trying to get the ole perpetual motion machine going, eh?

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:56 AM

Zero still works. 0 - 1/2(0) = 0
Or my username lol ZodiakZero - Zodiak = Zero

Or infinity? Half of infinity is still infinity.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:57 AM

Originally posted by BluePillOrRedPill
6 + 1/2 ( half of 6 is 3)
6 + 3 = 9.
which is 6 upside down

LOL.....

interesting...

It may sound stupid that you might be onto something but i honestly think you are. Whats scary is that the number 9 and 0 both have something to do with what im trying to figure out.

Did you know?
If you merge a 9 and a 6 together they could make a yin-yang

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:59 AM

Originally posted by aching_knuckles
Trying to get the ole perpetual motion machine going, eh?

Now if i just move the flux capacitor 2 milimeters and adjust the readings of the Gyroscapic paradigm reader i might be able to...

By god i think i've done it!

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:59 AM

6 + 1/2 = 6 1/2
6 (1/2) = 3

Beginners Algebra anyone?

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 01:59 AM

0.

That was really easy haha.

posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 02:00 AM
A lizard that eats it own tail and grows another one.
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