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

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07/06/2012 03:15 AM
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Re: Y + 2 = Y ... Anyone have the answer?
Is that possible?
Quoting: Haelo

For Y = 1 to 10
Let Y = Y + 2
Next Y
End
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2145552

old school basic, anyone??
Anonymous Coward
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07/06/2012 03:54 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.
Quoting: whydidubanme 18671699

Ok why did I just think the same exact thing?
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07/06/2012 04:08 AM
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"0+2=1, race that to the finish line at a dead run"

NOMEANSNO
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07/06/2012 04:15 AM
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2 = (y - 2)
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07/06/2012 05:17 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

You are correct to say the equation is bullshit however in mathematics we don't say that. What we say is Y+2=Y as long as 2=0, by subtracting Y from both sides, which is never, and so therefore the original equation is never true. Certainly there will be some yards who say hey what about infinity, infinity plus two equals infinity, but infinity is not a real number and therefore you are not allowed to use it as an answer.
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07/06/2012 05:27 AM
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Y is not a number.
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07/06/2012 05:31 AM
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2=0
The Scientist
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07/06/2012 05:37 AM

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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
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The Scientist
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07/06/2012 05:40 AM

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There are different values of infinity.
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This is also a correct statement.
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07/06/2012 05:45 AM
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Anonymous Coward
07/06/2012 06:12 AM
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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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1506508

Quoting: The Scientist

You are incorrect.

There are cases where Y = Y + 2.

One could take the derivative of both sides, with respect to Y, and the result would be true.
T-Man

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07/06/2012 06:20 AM
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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.
Quoting: Dr.DoomLittle

makes no sense what so ever.

2 = 2/2 ? wtf man
The Scientist
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07/06/2012 06:24 AM

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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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1506508

Quoting: The Scientist

You are incorrect.

There are cases where Y = Y + 2.

One could take the derivative of both sides, with respect to Y, and the result would be true.
Quoting: Wonkish

No..you are incorrect, Y+2 can never be Y regardless of how you present it Y + something is always more than Y even when Y is infinity.

If you can prove otherwise you will probably get a nobel prize..Good luck :-)

Last Edited by The Scientist on 07/06/2012 06:24 AM
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07/06/2012 06:26 AM
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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
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1506508

Quoting: The Scientist

You are incorrect.

There are cases where Y = Y + 2.

One could take the derivative of both sides, with respect to Y, and the result would be true.
Quoting: Wonkish

No..you are incorrect, Y+2 can never be Y regardless of how you present it Y + something is always more than Y even when Y is infinity.

If you can prove otherwise you will probably get a nobel prize..Good luck :-)
Quoting: The Scientist

Are you not familiar with the concept of vacuous truth in mathematics?
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07/06/2012 06:26 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,`

Quoting: Wonkish

sort of obvious
once you realize what appears to be mathematics
is something else entirely
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07/06/2012 06:27 AM
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(y-y)y = 0 = y2-y2

factor the right side:
y2-y2 = (y-y)(y+y)

factor the left side:
(y-y)y = (y-y)(y+y)

Divide both sides by (y-y)....

y = y+y

1 = 2
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07/06/2012 06:29 AM
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0 the circumference, Nuit
2 the world of illusion

all about the Binomial Reflexion Sequence....
T-Man

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07/06/2012 06:30 AM
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if there would be a sale in a store where you could buy 1 bottle of coke and get 2 for free the equation would be y = y+2

so y = y+2 can be true but only if it is part of a bigger set of rules.
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07/06/2012 06:31 AM

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...

Quoting: The Scientist

You are incorrect.

There are cases where Y = Y + 2.

One could take the derivative of both sides, with respect to Y, and the result would be true.
Quoting: Wonkish

No..you are incorrect, Y+2 can never be Y regardless of how you present it Y + something is always more than Y even when Y is infinity.

If you can prove otherwise you will probably get a nobel prize..Good luck :-)
Quoting: The Scientist

Are you not familiar with the concept of vacuous truth in mathematics?
Quoting: Wonkish

Look , if Y was an empty set or zero, and then you add 2 it becomes 2 and no longer empty so Y which equals the empty set would equal zero not two.

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07/06/2012 06:34 AM
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(y-y)y = 0 = y2-y2

factor the right side:
y2-y2 = (y-y)(y+y)

factor the left side:
(y-y)y = (y-y)(y+y)

Divide both sides by (y-y)....

y = y+y

1 = 2
Quoting: Sugarelf

equation is ok now....
realpulsar

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07/06/2012 06:38 AM
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y+2=y^2
realpulsar
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07/06/2012 06:41 AM
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y+2=y^2
Quoting: realpulsar

y = 2
realpulsar

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07/06/2012 06:46 AM
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y+2=y^2
Quoting: realpulsar

y = 2
Quoting: Sugarelf

yes i know cose

y=-1

y=2
realpulsar
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07/06/2012 06:48 AM
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y+2=y^2
Quoting: realpulsar

y = 2
Quoting: Sugarelf

yes i know cose

y=-1

y=2
Quoting: realpulsar

yes....all leading to the square root of two....

1.414
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07/06/2012 06:57 AM
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y + 2 = y

y = conspiracy theorists

conspiracy theorists + 2 = conspiracy theorists
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07/06/2012 07:28 AM
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...

You are incorrect.

There are cases where Y = Y + 2.

One could take the derivative of both sides, with respect to Y, and the result would be true.
Quoting: Wonkish

No..you are incorrect, Y+2 can never be Y regardless of how you present it Y + something is always more than Y even when Y is infinity.

If you can prove otherwise you will probably get a nobel prize..Good luck :-)
Quoting: The Scientist

Are you not familiar with the concept of vacuous truth in mathematics?
Quoting: Wonkish

Look , if Y was an empty set or zero, and then you add 2 it becomes 2 and no longer empty so Y which equals the empty set would equal zero not two.

Quoting: The Scientist

Mathematical logic does not seem to be your strongest point.

Consider a simple conditional statement: If 0 = 1 then 1 =2. If you look at the truth values of this conditional then you must conclude that the statement is true. The statement is vacuously true, but nonetheless true---there is no discrimination between a true statement (T->T, or F->F) and a vacuously true statement (F->T) in mathematics.

Now onto the OP's problem.

If y < y + 2 and y + 2 < y then y = y + 2.

Let p = y < y + 2, q = y + 2 < y, and r = y=y+2

Now we can look at the dichotomous outcomes and determine the falsity of the statement:

(p and q) => r
(T and F) => F
F => F
T

Whenever the antecedent is false the conditional is automatically true. If you do not believe this, then by all means go ahead and construct a truth table and see it for yourself.

Like I said, you must not understand the concept of vacuous truths in mathematics. It's a pity, I would have expected someone with the username "Scientist" to at least have a basic understanding of mathematical logic.
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07/06/2012 11:09 AM
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infinity.
Quoting: MutantMessiah

That was my guess
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1394321

but infinity + 2 cannot equal infinity.
Quoting: Dr.DoomLittle

It does, no joke.
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07/06/2012 11:24 AM
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If it's a fonction it can be done. (loop feedback)

y=0 (or wathever number)

if y + 2 = y

if you feedback "y" in the same equation

then y + 2 = 4 and so on...
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07/06/2012 11:51 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

it shuold be

2Y
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