Proof That 2 + 2 = 5

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Start with: -20 = -20
Which is the same as: 16-36 = 25-45
Which can also be expressed as: (2+2) 2 (9 X (2+2) = 52) 9 X 5
Add 81/4 to both sides: (2+2) 2 (9 X (2+2) + 81/4 = 52) 9 X 5 + 81/4
Rearrange the terms: ({2+2}) 9/2) 2 = (5-9/2) 2
Ergo: 2+2 - 9/2 = 5
Hence: 2 + 2 = 5

See... simple, isn't it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

    See... simple, isn't it?
    Yes, simple, however you owe me a new head. Mine just exploded.

    Luckily I have a cloning machine, and I have backup .jrd's for this very reason.
    This is version .jrd #33 speaking to you.

    That's the problem with your 'Simple' solution, everyone who reads that will end up headless.

    Oh wait... you tricky little leprechaun killer... I'm on to you...




    WARNING TO ALL LEPRECHAUNS...

    DON'T READ THE SIMPLE SOLUTION...

    IT WILL KILL YOU!!!!!!!




    .jrd #33
  • Profile picture of the author Buddd
    Well actually, Thomas may be correct!

    I have a tax accountant friend who says he can make
    2 + 2 equal anything you want!

    Bud
    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      Hmmm... very persuasive. Imagine how much more persuasive it would be if it made any sense whatsoever.
    • Profile picture of the author gracyj
      Originally Posted by Buddd View Post

      Well actually, Thomas may be correct!

      I have a tax accountant friend who says he can make
      2 + 2 equal anything you want!

      Bud

      Thats awesome.. Ask him to prove it here.
  • Profile picture of the author eniven
    Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

    Start with: -20 = -20
    Which is the same as: 16-36 = 25-45
    Which can also be expressed as: (2+2) 2 (9 X (2+2) = 52) 9 X 5
    This step makes no sense...

    Add 81/4 to both sides: (2+2) 2 (9 X (2+2) + 81/4 = 52) 9 X 5 + 81/4
    Rearrange the terms: ({2+2}) 9/2) 2 = (5-9/2) 2
    Ergo: 2+2 - 9/2 = 5
    Likewise, this last step also makes no sense.

    Unless I'm missing something...
    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      Originally Posted by eniven View Post

      Unless I'm missing something...
      Well, he's calculating in Gaelic -- so if you don't speak it, you'll need to get someone to translate for you.
  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    I learnt maths and additional mathematics.. and it didnt make sense to me either

    ..

    of course, it never ever did make sense from the start of my school life.. dun think it will make sense now..

    @buddd :you know what, any chinese salesman can do the same thing..
  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    I should have known your lilliputian human minds could never comprehend such mathematical genius!

  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    I hope everyone will do me the courtesy of ignoring the fact that I ommitted "by initimdation" after "Proof" (a.k.a. "Argumentum verbosium"). Thanks, I appreciate it.
    • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      {COLOR=white}I hope everyone will do me the courtesy of ignoring the fact that I am fairly weird and probably intoxicated. Thanks, I appreciate it.[/COLOR]
      Hmmm.......
  • Profile picture of the author regmac
    Very confusing thread start..
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Jesus, Tommy - was that volumes of mathematics or mathematics of volumes, or mathematics on valiums?
    Oh - speaking of Valiums - send a few to Jared the next time you plan to post. He seems to need preparedness.

    Can I borrow the flux capacitor tomorrow? Found a great canyon and don't feel like waiting for snow melt.
  • Profile picture of the author CTABUK
    OK Thomas - I agree with you mate - here are 4 pound coins - got them? Good.

    Now give me 5 back please!

    You've got to love the Irish.
  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    ǝɯ oʇ ǝsuǝs sǝʞɐɯ
  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    Hi, Thomas,
    As soon as you changed the location of the fulcrum of the equation you destroyed all logic. An equation is an equation only when there are two distinct sides. Because you have been very sloppy in your positioning of the fulcrum (=), you have shot your own foot.
    Incidentally, 2 + 2 only = 4 if you make the assumption that the value of 2 is constant and the value of 4 is constant. You are in real trouble if the values ever became variable.
    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      You are in real trouble if the values ever became variable.
      Yeah, but the only absolute in this universe is relativity.....so ya just never know.
    • Profile picture of the author bucksfan217
      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      Hi, Thomas,
      As soon as you changed the location of the fulcrum of the equation you destroyed all logic. An equation is an equation only when there are two distinct sides. Because you have been very sloppy in your positioning of the fulcrum (=), you have shot your own foot.
      Incidentally, 2 + 2 only = 4 if you make the assumption that the value of 2 is constant and the value of 4 is constant. You are in real trouble if the values ever became variable.
      but that is the beauty of math not everything in it is logical which is why rules are made to find the solution to where before there wasnt one
  • Profile picture of the author andr102
    I can't understand your listing. It's without sense.
  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    What rubbish! Everyone knows 2 + 2 = 6 or 7, depending.

    A man and woman. That's two.

    Another man and a woman, that's another two.

    You know they're going to have sex and end up with kids. One of the couples might even end up with twins!

    Put it all together and there's your six or seven, depending!

    Simple multiplication, er, addition.
    • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
      Originally Posted by Star69 View Post

      What rubbish! Everyone knows 2 + 2 = 6 or 7, depending.

      A man and woman. That's two.

      Another man and a woman, that's another two.

      You know they're going to have sex and end up with kids. One of the couples might even end up with twins!

      Put it all together and there's your six or seven, depending!

      Simple multiplication, er, addition.
      So, are this couple swingers ? just asking

      Details buddy..details !!
  • Profile picture of the author andr102
    It a great class of sums, where we can to proof 2+2=5 and so.
    But it's important to find a mistake in the solution.
  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    There is a padded room with your name on it Thomas...
    • Profile picture of the author SweetPea
      Brain bending, mind blowing concept Lets just stick with the basic math, shall we?
  • Profile picture of the author PettyL111
    basic math made the people here bored...that's why they're going for alternatives...lol
  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    Mary went shopping for 4lbs of apples. She could only find two shops with apples left and each only had 2lbs. The first shop was selling apples at $1 per lb and the other was selling them for $1.50 per lb. Mary bought 4 lbs of apples.
    So 2 (lbs @ $1) + 2 (lbs @ $1.50) = $5
    • Profile picture of the author Star69
      AHHHHHH!!! Art! I thought I got away from these things when I got out of school!

      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      Mary went shopping for 4lbs of apples. She could only find two shops with apples left and each only had 2lbs. The first shop was selling apples at $1 per lb and the other was selling them for $1.50 per lb. Mary bought 4 lbs of apples.
      So 2 (lbs @ $1) + 2 (lbs @ $1.50) = $5

      So, Art, what's the damned test question?! :confused:
    • Profile picture of the author gggg4
      Originally Posted by artwebster View Post

      Mary went shopping for 4lbs of apples. She could only find two shops with apples left and each only had 2lbs. The first shop was selling apples at $1 per lb and the other was selling them for $1.50 per lb. Mary bought 4 lbs of apples.
      So 2 (lbs @ $1) + 2 (lbs @ $1.50) = $5
      Yes, but that doesn't prove that 2 + 2 = 5. That shows that 2 + 3 = 5. (2 x 1) +
      (2 x 1.5) = 2 + 3 = 5
  • Profile picture of the author roofcoatings
    I don't have any proof. Its a total wastage of time and i don't have time. My time is very precious.
    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by roofcoatings View Post

      My time is very precious.
      ... though not too precious to spend replying to a 2 month old thread?
  • Profile picture of the author GoogleSearchToday.com
    You lost me?
  • Profile picture of the author jyzackoh
    OMG the equation is making me explode. I should stop reading it. I have a series of exams next monday onwards! Gosh hahaah!

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