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That1User
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2+2=5 can be made into a true statment

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Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner
Started: 1/18/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,228 times Debate No: 68528
Debate Rounds (2)
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SNP1

Pro

I have to show that the equation 2+2=5 can be made into a true statement.

First round is acceptance.
I will demonstrate that 2+2 can equal 5 in the 2nd round.
Con will try to refute my arguments in the 2nd round.
That1User

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
SNP1

Pro

2+2=5

This can be said to be true for large values of 2.

What this means is that every number within the equation is a rounded number.

2.4+2.4=4.8

Now, let's round each number to the nearest integer.

2.4 rounded to the nearest integer is 2.
4.8 rounded to the nearest integer is 5.

So, let's analyze this:
Step 1 (equation): 2.4+2.4=4.8
Step 2 (rounding): ~2+~2=~5
Conclusion: 2+2=5

So, the equation of 2+2=5 can be considered a true statement if:
1) The 2's are a large value of 2
2) The 5 is the rounded answer

Now, onto Con to refute my arguments.
That1User

Con

That1User forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by That1User 2 years ago
That1User
Indeed.
Posted by SNP1 2 years ago
SNP1
That sucks
Posted by That1User 2 years ago
That1User
Timing was an issue. I intended to do the argument after I got home from school but I was too late. I'm sure I could have done it if I wasn't busy doing other things. It was hard for me to refute, then I just forgot about it.
Posted by SNP1 2 years ago
SNP1
Did you not have time to make the argument?
Posted by That1User 2 years ago
That1User
And there goes both my elo and my win percentage...
Posted by UndeniableReality 2 years ago
UndeniableReality
What you're doing is taking a statistics joke a bit too seriously. You have two problems. 2 /= 2.4, and 2+2 only approximates 5 to one digit. The statement 2+2=5 is universally incorrect for the commonly ascribed values and meanings to those symbols in base 10.
Posted by SNP1 2 years ago
SNP1
Note to all those complaining about my argument, I NEVER said that 2+2 always equals 5, I said it CAN be made to equal 5. I demonstrated a way that it could.
Posted by Hyder9 2 years ago
Hyder9
This is not a valid equation to be put on a plain wall.
It is like saying x+y=5 because x = 2 and y = 3
Posted by That1User 2 years ago
That1User
@RealCS: My avatar is a reaction to this site in general.
Posted by SNP1 2 years ago
SNP1
Thank you
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Vote Placed by BLAHthedebator 2 years ago
BLAHthedebator
SNP1That1User
Who won the debate:Vote Checkmark-
Reasons for voting decision: ff. however this seems quite a truism.
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
SNP1That1User
Who won the debate:Vote Checkmark-
Reasons for voting decision: Con failed to present any rebuttal to the case presented by Pro. Since Pro was left standing unchallenged, this is a clear win for him.
Vote Placed by Benshapiro 2 years ago
Benshapiro
SNP1That1User
Who won the debate:Vote Checkmark-
Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued his position without opposition.
Vote Placed by phantom 2 years ago
phantom
SNP1That1User
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Reasons for voting decision: Lol.