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Postby bionic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:03 am

Are you trying to subtley get into negative numbers, here?
most of me is confused, yet some tiny part,I am not quite in touch with, I think, is starting to..I dunno..something.."get it"..it not being quite the term I'd use, yet, at least.

I always saw nine as a sort of, line of demarcation..which I guess one is, obviously..from zero to one..wow..but nine comes before zero, in a way, comes before one

isn't it nine, zero, one?

critical mass?
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Postby at1with0 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:07 am

The rules say that positive times negative is negative, negative times positive is negative, and negative times negative is positive. There is, of course, a perfectly good rationale behind those rules.
There was a guy on the Colbert Report, I forget his name, and he had posted thousands of lessons on youtube. Colbert quipped, "and negative numbers don't exist because I can't hold negatively many apples." Or something to that effect. The guest laughed as did I.
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Postby greeney2 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:50 am

How many apples arn't there? Maybe all negative numbers are equal, and no such thing?

all I know is if I ask for change for $1, I better not get .90 cents. Or someones head will be getting rounded off. :lol:

This is why I never ended up a math major. :lol:
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Postby at1with0 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:32 am

Keep in mind that .9 and .(9) are totally different and .(9) isn't equal to 1 because anything is being rounded or estimated.

Negative numbers are equivalent to a subtraction...

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Postby greeney2 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:45 am

My son in law, and his Father both have Masters Degrees in Mathmatics, they could probably understand this, I'm out of my element on it totally. :eh:
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Postby bionic » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:49 pm

I'm crap at math

anyway

here's some numbers..care to explain them?
2
5
3
13
9999999991
???????
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Postby at1with0 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:32 pm

What do you mean by explain?
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Postby bionic » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:21 am

I don't know..
they keep coming up a-lot for me, lately, especially 5 and 3
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Postby at1with0 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:09 am

I don't know...
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Postby bionic » Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:21 am

well..I got the 5's
figured that one out..sorta..and oh look, how it is related to 23 (which is also the number of the gender determination chromosone..futurama taught me this :thumbup: )
and look how it is related to a certain author..hmm..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism#Law_of_Fives

3 could be anything.. the trinity..three guys, two guys and a gal..something..something..I know a table can't stand unless it has at least three legs

13 stands for the 'chosen one', I think(twelve plus one)

the 9999999991 reminds me of this thread, your 1=.(9) equation (critical mass?)

see how all my mental contructs are being torn down bit by bit?
I figure by the time I get through this I will just be sitting here with a blank look on my face, going "om"
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