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

Anonymous Coward
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07/06/2012 12:36 AM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?

Y is infinity.
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07/06/2012 12:38 AM
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subtract y from each side of the equation and you get
"2 does not equal 0" so it is invalid
Dr.DoomLittle

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07/06/2012 12:40 AM
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Y is infinity.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1393542

I'm not satifisfied with that answer. It is subjective; and an example of dictatory mathamatics.

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Dr.DoomLittle

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07/06/2012 12:41 AM
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subtract y from each side of the equation and you get
"2 does not equal 0" so it is invalid
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19203755

Yes it is simply an invalid equation, pulled from someones ass.

like saying 4=7. Its bullshit.
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07/06/2012 12:43 AM
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subtract y from each side of the equation and you get
"2 does not equal 0" so it is invalid
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19203755

Yes it is simply an invalid equation, pulled from someones ass.

like saying 4=7. Its bullshit.
Quoting: Dr.DoomLittle

^
Anonymous Coward
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07/06/2012 12:43 AM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Absolute Value

2 can = -2
Quoting: Tantalus

no, 2 does not equal negative 2

abs(-2) = 2, that's correct

abs(2) != -2
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07/06/2012 12:44 AM
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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

Y + 2 = Y
Y - Y = - 2
0 = - 2

Impossible.

X + 2 = X
X - X = - 2
0 = - 2

Impossible, too, with X

I tried it with A through Z and it is still impossible. ;-)
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07/06/2012 12:44 AM
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retarted moran
Borian (OP)

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07/06/2012 12:45 AM
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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

Y + 2 = Y
Y - Y = - 2
0 = - 2

Impossible.

X + 2 = X
X - X = - 2
0 = - 2

Impossible, too, with X

I tried it with A through Z and it is still impossible. ;-)
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2145552

Ha. I got good results from Ab and tG.
whydidubanme
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07/06/2012 12:45 AM
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So this I know something about, and most the previous responses are on the right track. The problem with 2+y=y is the = sign. Its simply not an equality.

Proof: Dividing y

(2+y)/y = y/y

2/y +1 =1

2/y = 0
....

Dividing by (y+2)

(2+y)/(2+y) = y/(2+y)

1= y/2 +1

0 = y/2

therefore... 2/y = y/2

multiply by y.... 2/y= y/2

if y = infinity, then 0 = infinity.

0 does not equal infinity...

That why it became to introduct limits.

The limit of 2/(y+2) as y ---> infinity does = zero.

Sorry I dont feel like figuring out how to enter the sigma sign indicating limit with the correct nomenclature. However, it is a good question as it forms a basis for calculus which utilizes infinity and 0 in order to analyze the change of variables impacting the output of the formula function. Go wiki calculus and you'll see, its all about the core of the OPs inquiry.
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07/06/2012 12:46 AM
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Is that possible?
Quoting: Haelo

For Y = 1 to 10
Let Y = Y + 2
Next Y
End
Borian (OP)

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07/06/2012 12:46 AM
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retarted moran
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Too easy. Pass.
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07/06/2012 12:47 AM
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retarted moran
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07/06/2012 12:47 AM
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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

1.
Borian (OP)

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07/06/2012 12:49 AM
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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

1.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19212356

absolutely.
Dr.DoomLittle

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07/06/2012 12:51 AM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
So this I know something about, and most the previous responses are on the right track. The problem with 2+y=y is the = sign. Its simply not an equality.

Proof: Dividing y

(2+y)/y = y/y

2/y +1 =1

2/y = 0
....

Dividing by (y+2)

(2+y)/(2+y) = y/(2+y)

1= y/2 +1

0 = y/2

therefore... 2/y = y/2

multiply by y.... 2/y= y/2

if y = infinity, then 0 = infinity.

0 does not equal infinity...

That why it became to introduct limits.

The limit of 2/(y+2) as y ---> infinity does = zero.

Sorry I dont feel like figuring out how to enter the sigma sign indicating limit with the correct nomenclature. However, it is a good question as it forms a basis for calculus which utilizes infinity and 0 in order to analyze the change of variables impacting the output of the formula function. Go wiki calculus and you'll see, its all about the core of the OPs inquiry.
Quoting: whydidubanme 18671699

i like that..but

It does show however that our sience will always be proved WRONG over time, as well as our logic.

So the original formula, appearing at the surface to be invalid, or a lie: stating y = y+2, is actually a misprint of another equation that is an inequality? sounds a bit stretchy.

Last Edited by Intergalactic Diplomat on 07/06/2012 12:55 AM
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07/06/2012 12:55 AM
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subtract y from each side of the equation and you get
"2 does not equal 0" so it is invalid
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19203755

Now lets see this get to 80+ pages....
Dr.DoomLittle

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07/06/2012 12:56 AM
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Y = Infinity

So

Infinity + 2 = Infinity
Quoting: DonHeau

Objection. Speculative, Subjective, not a foundation in fact but opinion.

I am concluding the statement of Y=Y+2 is a lie.
Or am i missing some secret knowledge where constants are defined in motion, or in metamorphosis, not as fixed matter; this seems highly subjective.

It suggests an entry into another dimension or an alternating constant; a constant that is defined by its change

a tangent?

Last Edited by Intergalactic Diplomat on 07/06/2012 01:04 AM
Anonymous Coward
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07/06/2012 12:57 AM
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This looks strikingly familiar to AB + 5 = AB
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07/06/2012 12:59 AM
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Infinity has a different physical symbol than y.

As nowhere it is stated that for this exercise y = (the symbol for infinity) y cannot be infinity.
Borian (OP)

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07/06/2012 01:04 AM
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Infinity has a different physical symbol than y.

As nowhere it is stated that for this exercise y = (the symbol for infinity) y cannot be infinity.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9501973

True, Y might not be infinity, but by definition, infinity could be Y.
Anonymous Coward
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07/06/2012 01:05 AM
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Mispring? I dont see what you mean by that...

Science is not being proved wrong. No matter what happens with quantum physics, 1 will always equal 1. You can multiply 1 x Y and it will always equal 1 x Z but only if y = Z. It can and does get incredibly complex but at the end of the day, solving such an equation or executing a mathematical function can always be reduced to 1 = 1. 0 = 0 etc. when reduced to its simplist form.

Look up calculus, its not nearly as daunting to understand as you might think. Solving story problems using calculus on the other hand is much more difficult, its much easier to solve an equation than do determine what equation needs to be solved.

Responding to:

i like that..but

It does show however that our sience will always be proved WRONG over time, as well as our logic.

So the original formula, appearing at the surface to be invalid, or a lie: stating y = y+2, is actually a misprint of another equation that is an inequality? sounds a bit stretchy.
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07/06/2012 01:48 AM
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Y either equals anti-mathmatics

or

Y = A+B+S (absolute+bull+shit)

It could equal pi in an alternate dimension, but all I brought was cake:
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07/06/2012 01:54 AM
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Cardinal numbers versus ordinal numbers.
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2Y
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y ask y try bud dry !!!
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07/06/2012 02:47 AM
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`a = input("Enter the lower bound: ")b = input("Enter the upper bound: ")for Y in range(a, b):    Y = Y + 2    print Y,`

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07/06/2012 03:05 AM
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y + 2 = y

y = "itself plus 2"
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