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what is 2+2?

 Oct 14, 2014

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If you are smart enough to ask that question. Use your brain on this:

 Oct 14, 2014
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First of all this is a site to help people with math not for joking around but if you really want to know it's 4 but if you are messing around as a joke alot of people would say 22

 Oct 14, 2014
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If you are smart enough to ask that question. Use your brain on this:

TakahiroMaeda Oct 14, 2014
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Good one Takahiro  

 

This has been added to the puzzles.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/puzzles_1#r27

 Oct 15, 2014
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Everything is OK until after this step:

(2 + 2 - 9/2)2 = (5 - 9/2)2

Note that the quantity inside the parenthesis on the left is actually -1/2 , while on the right, the quantity inside the parentheses is 1/2. And when we square both, we get the same result = 1/4.

But, in the next to the last step, we've taken the negative square root of 1/4 on the left, while on the right, we've taken the positive square root. Thus, the two sides always differ by 1. Thus, it appears that 4 = 5.

To see this more clearly, note that

(7 - 3)2 = (3 - 7)2

(-4)2 = (4)2    →  (16) = (16)

But, if I stealthily take the negative root of 16 on the left and the positive root on the right, then we could claim that:

-4 = 4

Which clearly isn't true.......It also proves that we need to be careful when squaring things in an equation.....the square of one side might equal the other, but the original quantities might not.....

 

 

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 Oct 15, 2014
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Let's just think of more answers. My answer is from the book of questions from Havard (1+1=1). You have two piles and you put two more piles on top of the first two and you still have two piles.

 Dec 22, 2014

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