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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Mind Boggler...

    If we used a different numberin system and 2 + 2 = 3

    wot would 3 + 3 = ?

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Well, as x = 2 and y = 2 in your first equation, with x+y = 3. Which simply doesn't work. To convert to current standards wouldn't we simply use

    x + y - 1 = n ?
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    In other words 3 + 3 = 5
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    but no that would not work, seeing that there could be other rules that apply, in order to accurately assert the answer two sample problems and solutions would have to be provided...
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    It's not mind boggling, merely senseless

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    + =

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    3+3 = 8

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    6 + (7 - EN) = 6 + sev = six + sev = sex



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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Sex = One before sivven.

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    In Swedish, 6 is spelled sex...

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Yes we know that.

    And with all those gorgeous blondes in Sweden, I'm surprised you people didn't name more numbers after procreation activities..
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    That's because the mathematicians are blonde too.

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    we should change the english spelling of six to sex.

    I would have loved that when i was a little kid. Gigglin every maths lesson.

    HEHEHE... sex..... HEHEHEHE

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    3+3 = 2*3
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    2 + 3 = 5
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Bingo?

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Boggle, wasn't that a very stupid game?
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by vbcode1980
    Boggle, wasn't that a very stupid game?
    Yep, very fun though, especially after a large meal when everyone is tired and just want to sleep. Then you shake the game and the dice type things make a huge racket. PERFECT
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by vbcode1980
    Yes we know that.

    And with all those gorgeous blondes in Sweden, I'm surprised you people didn't name more numbers after procreation activities..

    Blond is not gorgeous, it is boring...now take a look at this...this is gorgeous..



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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    we never said brunette wasn't gorgeous as well...

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    I'm not a fan of facial hair, but whatever works for you I guess!


    The girl aint bad tho.

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by greythej
    If we used a different numberin system and 2 + 2 = 3

    wot would 3 + 3 = ?
    You are using binary addition on 2^x numbers.

    2^2 + 2^2 = 2^3

    where X indicates the significant bit, from right to left. With this method, you can also see 2+2 is indeed 3 via the following:

    10 + 10 = 100

    So, what is 3+3?

    4.

    (100 + 100 = 1000)

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    it can be a number of things, especially if the operators dont mean the same... if the operators are the same, then its simply...

    3 + 3 = 2 + 2 + 2 + 2

    Now gimmie a cookie.....
    Last edited by gigemboy; Apr 24th, 2006 at 12:13 PM.

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by si_the_geek
    The girl aint bad tho.

    I'm in love...

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by NoteMe
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    New idea: if 2+2=3, then we see that this Retarded Number System™ has some logic. Using the new rules of the Retarded Number System™, the plus operation (+) may actually mean x+(y/2)=n

    In which case, 3+3 in the Retarded Number System™ will be 3+(3/2)=4.5

    Let's make more (fun?) rules for the Retarded Number System™!

    (And yes, Retarded Number System™ is Trademarked. To me. Meh :P)


    New rule: Minus Operation: x-(y*2)=n

    so 2-2 = -2. Simple, eh?
    Last edited by ajames; Apr 24th, 2006 at 03:04 PM.

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    good work ajames.

    i especially like the name...

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    RNS Great work Ajames.
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Oi! ™ please!

    (Yay, my work is credited at last!)

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    3 + 3= #^2
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Quote Originally Posted by si_the_geek










    I think that was the only sane thing to say in that situation..
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    ajames: I went to the liberty of coding your revolutionary RNS system (and added * and / operators for completeness).

    Perfectly sound in theory...

    PHP Code:
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Text;

    namespace 
    RNS
    {
        class 
    Program
        
    {
            static 
    void Mainstring[] args )
            {
                
    RetardedNumber poop = new RetardedNumber50 );
                
    RetardedNumber fart = new RetardedNumber);

                
    Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} + {1} = {2}",poopfart, [B]poop fart[/B] ));
                
    Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} - {1} = {2}",poopfart, [B]poop fart[/B] ));
                
    Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} * {1} = {2}",poopfart, [B]poop fart[/B] ));
                
    Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} / {1} = {2}",poopfart, [B]poop fart[/B] ));
                
                
    Console.ReadLine();
            }
        }

        public 
    struct RetardedNumber
        
    {
            private 
    double _value;

            public 
    RetardedNumberdouble value )
            {
                
    _value value;
            }

            public static 
    RetardedNumber operator +( RetardedNumber xRetardedNumber y )
            {
                return new 
    RetardedNumberx._value + (y._value 2) );
            }

            public static 
    RetardedNumber operator -( RetardedNumber xRetardedNumber y )
            {
                return new 
    RetardedNumberx._value - (y._value 2) );
            }

            public static 
    RetardedNumber operator *( RetardedNumber xRetardedNumber y )
            {
                return new 
    RetardedNumberx._value / (y._value 2) );
            }

            public static 
    RetardedNumber operator /( RetardedNumber xRetardedNumber y )
            {
                return new 
    RetardedNumberx._value * (y._value) );
            }

            public 
    double Value
            
    {
                
    get { return _value; }
                
    set _value value; }
            }

            public 
    override string ToString()
            {
                return 
    _value.ToString();
            }
        }

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    what about cod?
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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    I think this guy needs your c0d Wossy

    http://vbforums.com/showthread.php?t=401348

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    Thanks, wossname. That's something to put on my CV:

    "Helped pioneer an alternative numbering system, called the Retarded Number System™"

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    Re: Mind Boggler...

    lol!

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