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Old 03-23-2009, 04:49 PM
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It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

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Old 03-23-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

Wooow.

Um...cool. And to think it takes like 5 to prove that 1=2
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:59 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

42 steps to prove that 1 is real?!
Wow, I'm so going to hate Uni math.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:01 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

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42 steps to prove that 1 is real?!
Wow, I'm so going to hate Uni math.
Why take it, then?

Anyway, that is the longest proof that 2+2=4; I don't know how long the shortest proof is, but I imagine it's quite manageable.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:04 PM
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Why take it, then?
It's in my goals. It's like saying "why walk" if someone broke their leg 2 years ago.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:05 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

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That is only appropriate, really. :3
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:09 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

Why can't you just count on your fingers or something.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:18 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

People are good at taking simple things and making them complicated. Why is this special?

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:22 AM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

I wonder how many steps it takes to prove the existance of God...
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:42 AM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

If this isn't making things overly complicated, I don't know what is.

It's very easy to prove that 2+2 equals 4.

"You've got two pens on a table. You put two more and what do you have all together? 4."
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:15 AM
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I wonder how many steps it takes to prove the existance of God...
Depends what system of measurement we use.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:26 PM
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:37 PM
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I wonder how many steps it takes to prove the existance of God...
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What Abby said is true. This is just kind of stupid. Yes, some things in math should have top be proven like Pythagorean Therum. However since number are realy just a creation of humakind trhere should be no reason to prove somehting like that. Here I'll make that proof in two steps:
Step 1: here is one line |
here is also one line |
There is one line and another.
Step 2: Count them
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:54 PM
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Re: It takes over 25 thousand steps to prove that 2+2=4

If you know that 1+1=2, you know one thing.
If you know why 1+1=2, you know many things.
But if know the truth the demands 1+1=2, then you might just know everything.

If mathematics has a solid foundation in first order logic, then the complete description of truth in the universe of our experience - despite its nigh unfathomable size and seemingly infinite intricacies - reduces to a handful of simple notions any human being can hold easily in their mind: understanding completely. The power and beauty of this idea are simply flooring, and that this ridiculously small and trivial display should be so intimidating is no surprise at all.

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Old 03-24-2009, 05:13 PM
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Well , that sucks! :'D

I hate that kind of math </3
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:16 PM
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I wonder how many steps it'll take for people to realize that Chuck Norris isn't funny. Never was, never will be.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:18 PM
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I wonder how many steps it'll take for people to realize that Chuck Norris isn't funny. Never was, never will be.
Step 1: Open Google.
Step 2: Type "Google Chuck Norris"
Step 3: Click 'I'm feeling lucky"
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:20 PM
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Step 1: Open Google.
Step 2: Type "Google Chuck Norris"
Step 3: Click 'I'm feeling lucky"
Step 4: Possibly one of the only Chuck Norris things that made me smile.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:23 PM
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Why take it, then?

Anyway, that is the longest proof that 2+2=4; I don't know how long the shortest proof is, but I imagine it's quite manageable.
Aren't the first few hundred pages of the Principia Mathematica dedicated to proving that 1+1=2?

Proving it from basics is...not easy.

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Why can't you just count on your fingers or something.
Because how do you know that one finger plus one more finger is two fingers? Why isn't it three? Or twelve? Or none?


Of course, my (exceptionally limited) understanding of this is that, despite such proofs, other proofs have popped up showing that it is impossible to prove something as basic as 1+1=2, but I could be mistaken on this point.
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