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## A couple of mathematical curiosities

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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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.

This is why I never ended up a math major.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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.
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

I'm crap at math

anyway

here's some numbers..care to explain them?
2
5
3
13
9999999991
???????
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

What do you mean by explain?
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

I don't know..
they keep coming up a-lot for me, lately, especially 5 and 3
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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

I don't know...
"it is easy to grow crazy"

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## Re: A couple of mathematical curiosities

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 )
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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