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# One plus One is Two

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 10/3/2008 Category: Education Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period Viewed: 2,560 times Debate No: 5620
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Posted by him917 8 years ago
It depends on the number system.

The Romans would write I + I = II, and so did a lot of other ancient cultures. However, Indian and Arab mathematicians made certain very important advances in numerical systems, including the decimal system and the discovery of zero.

But remember, what symbols we use to represent numbers is not as important as the numbers themselves. If you wanted to use the symbol "11" to represent the number that equals 1 + 1, go ahead. Just remember that the value of your "11" is the same as the value of everyone else's "2" (and probably no one will understand you).
Posted by NeoConCommunist 9 years ago
as a mathematician, this makes me sick. 0/0 is not 1. 0/0 is UNDEFINED
Posted by sadolite 9 years ago
I vote pro because con only uses semantics to provide an argument and no one wins a semantics debate in my opinion if both sides use the same tactic. There is a person who is pro and a person who is con in this debate thus there are 2 people. 1 person plus 1 person = 2 persons (People) one could argue mathematics til they are blue in the face as numbers are infinite but we as living beings have to at some point say there are two of something in order to proceed with life. You could not have this debate unless the equation 1+1= 2 was resolved, we would still be living in the stone age.
Posted by knick-knack 9 years ago
James-
you do not make ANY sense...
Have you ever taken a math class?
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