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Mathematics: Plato: 2 is a division of 1

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 06:36 AM
It all depends on the units you choose to be represented by the number 1. If your units are apples and you have one of them, on cutting it in half you have 2 halves. 1 of the halves is 1/2 of the chosen units(apple). If you choose to change your units to apple halves, then your argument can be rationalized, I suppose. However, without fixing your units, you are not going to get rational results when doing arithmetic.
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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 09:54 AM
What is zero? Good question.


What is 666? Who is meant with the number 666?

posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 10:07 AM
On an intersting side note, the mystery schools dropped a lot of acid (shrooms)

posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 01:10 PM
So you people are finally understanding the concept of division? Or just applying some atsgobblidegook to it? If you have one WHOLE and divide it in half you are left with one HALF and another HALF. Yes, there are two separate and individual halves, but we are not dealing with halves. We are dealing with WHOLES, which is how you defined whatever number system you are using. ONE = WHOLE, TWO = two WHOLES etc.

What is going on here is you are applying your slippery and changing definitions to what should be concrete and well-defined math and it is one of the major problems in science, in my opinion. You started off with one = a whole X (life, the universe & everything). You divided the whole X in half and were left with two half Xs(half of life, the universe & everything and the other half was whatever was left over). Then you changed your system of numbering and made .5 (one of the half Xs) equal to 1. You did this in the same equation, so no wonder you guys are confused. You have to keep your systems consistent throughout the equation.

I mean, if you divide 2 in half, then of course you get two 1s. Wait a second! If you divide 2, then what you are left with is two halves. So .5 = 1!!!!

2/2 = 1 + 1
2/2(/2) = 2(/2)
0/2 = 0
0/2(2) = 0(2)
0 = 0 TRUEW!!!!

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