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

DUCM900User ID: 19164848 Italy 07/06/2012 12:07 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | y + 2 = y Quoting: y = conspiracy theorists conspiracy theorists + 2 = conspiracy theorists Anonymous Coward 19167039 hahah lol To live is to believe in the power of dreams. To dream is to believe in the power of love. To love is to believe in yourself. Luca 21:28 "Ma quando queste cose cominceranno ad accadere, guardate in alto e alzate i vostri sguardi, perché la vostra liberazione è vicina". |

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DUCM900User ID: 19164848 Italy 07/06/2012 12:43 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | Ihmo, totally nonsense = YTo live is to believe in the power of dreams. To dream is to believe in the power of love. To love is to believe in yourself. Luca 21:28 "Ma quando queste cose cominceranno ad accadere, guardate in alto e alzate i vostri sguardi, perché la vostra liberazione è vicina". |

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Borian (OP)User ID: 1139038 United States 07/06/2012 11:37 PM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | ...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 :-) The Scientist Are you not familiar with the concept of vacuous truth in mathematics? 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. Y cannot be empty after adding 2 so your proposition fails 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. Wonkish T works. |

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Anonymous Coward User ID: 26539904 Canada 11/05/2012 04:08 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | It's a joke and you fucked it up. You are supposed to write it as Y+2=y. Big Y little y. It is the same as writing Y+2=X. To solve you need one of the unknowns. Going with your original equation some say infinity BUT in a real world situation it is about as real as a hooker telling you that she loves you. |

Anonymous Coward User ID: 23382441 United States 11/05/2012 04:29 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | I may have fell for a very old troll, but this one is halfway driving me nuts. Quoting: Google is no help. Just sarcastic nerd replies. Borian No problem, piece of cake, think of it this way. If Y + 2 = Y then Y - Y + 2 = 0 which is the same as 2 = 0. So in other words, if Y + 2 = Y then 2 = 0, therefore since 2 does not equal 0 we may conclude that Y + 2 does not equal Y ever. In other words the fuckin thing doesn't have a solution. |

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YolitaYoUser ID: 6275718 Bulgaria 11/05/2012 05:43 AM Report Abusive Post Report Copyright Violation | In fact Y + 2 = Y is not the same as Y = Y + 2 Y = Y + 2 has the meaning of "next Y" - variable value, which increases by two every time, when we need to define new YY + 2 = Y has the meaning of variable to which value we added two and it's still the sameThere is difference between the two equations |

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