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Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?

Borian

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07/05/2012 11:46 PM
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Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
I may have fell for a very old troll, but this one is halfway driving me nuts.

Google is no help. Just sarcastic nerd replies.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:46 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Why?
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:46 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Yes.

33.3
Borian (OP)

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07/05/2012 11:47 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Yes.

33.3
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19150467

heh, Y can't equal 35.3 at the end of the problem.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:48 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
what you get is
2 = 0

or in other words, the "equation" is wrong

the only way it would make sense is if it was a computer instruction, where the variable "Y" gets 2 added to it:

y = y + 2
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:48 PM
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Y = God
Anonymous Coward
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Haelo

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07/05/2012 11:49 PM
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Is that possible?
I am not a anonymous coward.
Borian (OP)

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07/05/2012 11:50 PM
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Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1506508

So you have an answer that you won't share. How clever.
DonHeau

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07/05/2012 11:50 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Similar to X + 2 = X.

That one took me FOREVER to figure out!
We opened doors by thinking.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:51 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = capacity utilisation @ 100% or full!
MutantMessiah

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07/05/2012 11:52 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
infinity.
Consider the possibility that you order yourself into being from chaos... You do this, always, in all ways. This "ordering" has resulted in the possibilities you're experiencing, here, now. In each experience you've ever had, more and more of "this" reality is generated logically from your previous experience. Your observation of this unfolding of order and chaos is reality.
DonHeau

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07/05/2012 11:52 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = Infinity

So

Infinity + 2 = Infinity
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Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:52 PM
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11.11
Borian (OP)

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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Is that possible?
Quoting: Haelo

Pretty much my question.
Double O Zero

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07/05/2012 11:52 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
If y = infinity, then the equation works.
DonHeau

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07/05/2012 11:53 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Similar to X + 2 = X.

That one took me FOREVER to figure out!
Quoting: DonHeau

3 got it so far.

Last Edited by DonHeau on 07/05/2012 11:54 PM
We opened doors by thinking.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:54 PM
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Borian (OP)

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07/05/2012 11:54 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = Infinity

So

Infinity + 2 = Infinity
Quoting: DonHeau

Pretty much what I'm figuring. I see no other way.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:54 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y increases by two so cannot equal Y

Y + 2 != Y

It's addition so Y has to change by 2 thus is no longer Y
Borian (OP)

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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Similar to X + 2 = X.

That one took me FOREVER to figure out!
Quoting: DonHeau

3 got it so far.
Quoting: DonHeau

oh I got it, just didn't have a nice reply. heh.
MutantMessiah

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07/05/2012 11:55 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = Infinity

So

Infinity + 2 = Infinity
Quoting: DonHeau

Pretty much what I'm figuring. I see no other way.
Quoting: Borian

-infinity
Consider the possibility that you order yourself into being from chaos... You do this, always, in all ways. This "ordering" has resulted in the possibilities you're experiencing, here, now. In each experience you've ever had, more and more of "this" reality is generated logically from your previous experience. Your observation of this unfolding of order and chaos is reality.
DonHeau

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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = God
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19211207

Infinity might be GOD so this might be the first correct response.
We opened doors by thinking.
Borian (OP)

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07/05/2012 11:56 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = God
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19211207

Infinity might be GOD so this might be the first correct response.
Quoting: DonHeau

It is.
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:57 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
There are different values of infinity.
DonHeau

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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Y = God
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19211207

Infinity might be GOD so this might be the first correct response.
Quoting: DonHeau

It is.
Quoting: Borian

So I guess you should say.

"OK then. That's what I thought, and that's why I asked"

Last Edited by DonHeau on 07/05/2012 11:58 PM
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Dr.DoomLittle

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07/05/2012 11:57 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
I've invented a new numeral, W, and W works the same way 2 x(times) 1 = 2. Only you replace the x(times) with a +.

So now, let Y = W

W + 2 = W

therefore,

Y + 2 = Y

or we can make the 2 into a 2/2 and that equals one.

see arent dictatorships fun?

done and done.

accept and you'll recieve the appropriate social reinforcement,

deny and you will be arrested and punished accordingly.

Last Edited by Intergalactic Diplomat on 07/06/2012 12:00 AM
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:57 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Yes.

33.3
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19150467

heh, Y can't equal 35.3 at the end of the problem.
Quoting: Borian

J33.3 "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known."
Anonymous Coward
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07/05/2012 11:59 PM
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I may have fell for a very old troll, but this one is halfway driving me nuts.

Google is no help. Just sarcastic nerd replies.
Quoting: Borian

if Y is a number divided by zero then Y is undefined.

and 2 + an undefined number is still undefined

undefined = undefined

solved
MutantMessiah

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07/05/2012 11:59 PM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
I've invented a new numeral, W, and W works the same way 2 x(times) 1 = 2. Only you replace the x(times) with a +.

So now, let Y = W

W + 2 = W

therefore,

Y + 2 = Y

see arent dictatorships fun?

done and done.

accept and you'll recieve the appropriate social reinforcement,

deny and you will be arrested and punished accordingly.
Quoting: Dr.DoomLittle

nice :)
Consider the possibility that you order yourself into being from chaos... You do this, always, in all ways. This "ordering" has resulted in the possibilities you're experiencing, here, now. In each experience you've ever had, more and more of "this" reality is generated logically from your previous experience. Your observation of this unfolding of order and chaos is reality.
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