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Alternative maths - Alternative facts

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by basilio, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. basilio

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    So. What does 2 + 2 equal ?
    Who decides on the facts ? How do they get there ? What are the consequences ?
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  2. luutzu

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    2 + 2 = 22 if it's a string variable :D
     
  3. cynic

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    Well that depends who you ask!
    (i) The mathematician will typically answer "4"
    (ii) the accountant will typically ask: "What would you like it to equal?"
    (iii)the climate "scientist" will answer "Everyone (except deniers) knows that the answer is whichever number attests to the reality of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change."
     
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  4. SirRumpole

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    Had me interested right to the punch line.

    Nice one. :)
     
  5. boofhead

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    And is 11 in base 3
     
  6. cynic

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    Don't you mean base 10?!! (Think about it!)
    Edit: It is also 100 in base 10!! As well as being 11 in base 10, and 4 in base 10. But this is still expressing it in three different bases!!!
     
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