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Impossible Math Question?

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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The answer is:
- Circled line.
If you add 1/2 of circled line to circled line, you get circled line.

Here is visuals.




posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:16 AM
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The answer is hydrogen. It's isotopes can attest to the fact that hydrogen + .5 can still be hydrogen



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:21 AM
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So hey, this question is not impossible....Hydrogen fits the bill.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:52 AM
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its simple 1+1/2=2/2=1



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by demonseed

Originally posted by ParkerCramer
simple.

-1/4 +1/2 = 1/4


next.



There we go.

Just so you're aware..

you just helped me solve an equation that is deemed unsolvable by the math community.

now i just have to figure out how to place it together and make sense out of it.



If he is right! than you have to learn how to formulate your question. Because you asked:

What can you add to 1/2 so that it becomes = 1/2


1/4 is not = 1/2

1/4 = 25% of 1

1/2 = 50% of 1

0.25 + 0.5 = 0.75 this is the same as: 1/4 + 1/2.

It is the same as 75% of 1.

It does not = 0.5 or 1/2


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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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This problem works in the abstract sense, but wouldn't work in the situation involving empirical data. For example, If you have 100 Oranges and need to divide them evenly amongst 4 people, it would be 25 Oranges each. But how can you measure 0 Oranges divided by 1/2?



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 03:24 AM
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No number will because if you add something to something you cannot have the original.
If anything at all does this element,cell,whatever anything at all. It is something that when it gets to a certain number, a number of cells die off or something dies off in cycle.

example your arm has 500 skin cells when it gets to 750,250 die off. this is just an example



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 03:25 AM
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Edit to remove this nonsense..
Math doesn't like me

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 04:06 AM
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This is possible if you have a plot of coordinates on a axes, and a equation like this:

1/2 + x = 1/2

1/2 (2x+1) = 1/2

x = 0


What this means is that you can draw a line through the same point (1/2) on a axis from all directions.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:22 AM
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You didn't have to do it that way, just subtract 1/2 from both sides and you see x = 0. But that wasn't the OP's question. His question is one that makes no sense: 1/2 plus any number is never the same number because the real part is always greater than the original number's. They can never be equal. Unless he invents a new number system with different axioms. This currently cannot be done within the structure of complex numbers.
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:23 AM
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Perhaps take a look at the following


en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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True i could have done that. But then i only would have gotten a dot on top of the existing 1/2. I wanted to show that you could draw a additional line through the exact same location from a specific angle, by using different coordinates.

That means by adding a different angle (coordinate) you can have it to hit target 1/2 or pass through it.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:01 AM
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There is no y defined so in two dimensions in Cartesian coordinates it's simply the y axis, which is the same thing as the point 0 in the one dimensional number line. Since y is not defined in two dimensions it can only be a vertical line. Or are you saying something else. Sorry, I don't quite get what you're saying.

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:43 AM
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not sure if this was posted yet, but like the old saying goes: if you set a destination and you go half-way, you're always going to be half-way and never reach it.

halfway to destination + half-way to destination = half-way to destination

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That was a good one, I admit being stuck on it for a long time.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:47 AM
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The answer to your Problem of "What number + 1/2 = The Same Number"

or Simply: X+(1/2)=X
If X=0 or X>or



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:52 AM
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Did anyone suggest this solution yet?

Daniel 12:7

... “It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, ...”



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 06:53 AM
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Well you can add x,y and z axis. As long as you set target as 1/2 on one of the axis. Where 1/2 +x,y or z = 1/2 (target on one of the axis)

Example:

If 1/2 is on x axis. You can use 1/2 + y or z as your coordinates to hit 1/2 on the x axis.




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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by demonseed
 


Is zero even a number??
I did note the OP said "number"


Zero is not a number. Zero is nothing, which is the absence of something, you cannot number nothing. In fact in the real world zero does not exist it is only theoretical.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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There are different types of numbers: ordinal, cardinal, imaginary, transcendental, etc. Part of the problem with this thread is that the OP has never defined what they mean by "number."



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