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# 1 number (10) + 1 number (20) = 1 number (30) thus maths ends in contradiction

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 5/20/2014 Category: Science Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 1,154 times Debate No: 55075
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Posted by Speceus 3 years ago
I'm sorry but you must be kidding, you can't be that stupid.
Posted by ArcTImes 3 years ago
Fallacy of equivocation.
Posted by Craighawley215 3 years ago
"it is agreed by most that the most certain thing is
A)1+1=2
but dean shows 1+1=1
thus maths is in contradiction as it proves contradictory things ie 1+1=2
and 1+1=1"

The math theory that you are subscribing to involves outside numbers. When its A(10) + A(20) = A(30), the A is not the focal point of the equation. The constants in parentheses are the focal points and A is effectively pointless. If you are going to use this model of equation to argue that A+A=A, then the only acceptable value for A would have to be zero, which is against algebraic procedure in the first place.

Your argument doesn't show that 1+1=1. That equation simply does not make sense or else you would have proven it does. Repeating over and over again that someone else manipulated 1+1=1 doesn't serve as evidence, but you likely have no real evidence to support your comment, otherwise I would hope it would be posted by this point in the conversation.

Therefore, in my mind, the only thing that you have even remotely proven is how horribly you misunderstand the theories behind mathematics, and how poor you are at supporting your own concepts.
Posted by shakuntala 3 years ago
it is said
"That's not a contradiction though, that's just you failing to understand mathematical theory."

it is agreed by most that the most certain thing is
A)1+1=2
but dean shows 1+1=1
thus maths is in contradiction as it proves contradictory things ie 1+1=2
and 1+1=1
Posted by Craighawley215 3 years ago
"wrong it is very simple
10 a number +20 a number =30 a number
or
1 number (10) + 1 number (20) = 1 number (30)"

That's not a contradiction though, that's just you failing to understand mathematical theory.

If I have a math equation that reads: A(10)+A(20)=A(30), that's not contradictory, that's simple algebra.

You can rewrite the equation like this: A(10+20)=A(30)

Or you can simplify the problem by dividing it by A, which leaves you with (10+20)=(30).

Therefore, A(10) + A(20) = A(30) is not a contradiction in any way, shape or form. Your claim that it is is only a confirmation that you either don't understand what you are saying, or you are trying to bait someone into a debate about semantics.
Posted by Diqiucun_Cunmin 3 years ago
Darn, I meant Milk + Tea = Milk tea. Sorry.
Posted by shakuntala 3 years ago
it is said
"Not true, theory of distribution applies, which makes it 10+20=30, not 1+1=1."

wrong it is very simple
10 a number +20 a number =30 a number
or
1 number (10) + 1 number (20) = 1 number (30),
Posted by Craighawley215 3 years ago
"1 number (10) + 1 number (20) = 1 number (30)