Proof That 2 + 2 = 5

Profile picture of the author Thomas by Thomas Posted: 02/03/2009
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?

  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    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
    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
    Ken Strong
    Hmmm... very persuasive. Imagine how much more persuasive it would be if it made any sense whatsoever.
  • Profile picture of the author eniven
    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
    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
    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
    Thomas
    I should have known your lilliputian human minds could never comprehend such mathematical genius!

  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    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
    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 myob
    myob
    But, it' not a real 5. You can't interchange multiplicands and dividends with sums and differences.
    This fuzzy math could cause a global economic crisis.
  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Jared Alberghini
    Originally Posted by KenStrong View Post

    Hmmm.......


    KEN, STOP REVEALING OUR SECRETS... YOU ARE GOING TO RUIN THE FUN!!!

    We don't want simple folk to easily know our superpowers now do we? Please, pretty please, go edit your post and don't reveal the secrets written in the ancient scrolls.

    Don't you know of the secret magicians code? This is no different.

    HMPF... *storms off dissapointed...

    .jrd
  • Profile picture of the author regmac
    regmac
    Very confusing thread start..
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    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
    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
    John M Kane
    ยกǝɯ oʇ ǝsuǝs sǝʞɐɯ
  • Profile picture of the author artwebster
    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 andr102
    andr102
    I can't understand your listing. It's without sense.
  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    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 HeySal
    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 Jared Alberghini
    Jared Alberghini
    Originally Posted by DelfinaMc2008 View Post

    rubbish explaination...why on earth a 2 + 2 would equal to 5.
    Rubbish reply... why on earth would you expect to boost your post count in the OT forum? I suggest you try the Test Forum section to do that :p

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