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Sophine Fortre

Posted  2009.05.08 03:11:00 
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lets assume the following: a = b Now, we do stuff a^2 = ab :multiply by a a^2  b^2 = ab  b^2 :subtract b squared (a  b)(a + b) = b(a  b) :factor them a + b = b :divide by (ab) b + b = b :because a=b 2b = b :combine like terms 2 = 1 :see?

goodby4u
Valor Inc. Psychotic Tendencies.

Posted  2009.05.08 03:14:00 
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Brb im going to dust off the old algebra books.

Yakia TovilToba
Halliburton Inc.

Posted  2009.05.08 03:25:00 
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Edited by: Yakia TovilToba on 08/05/2009 03:26:23
Originally by: Sophine Fortre lets assume the following: a = b Now, we do stuff a^2 = ab :multiply by a a^2  b^2 = ab  b^2 :subtract b squared (a  b)(a + b) = b(a  b) :factor them a + b = b :divide by (ab)
Wrong ! If a=b then ab = 0. You can't divide stuff by 0.
b + b = b :because a=b 2b = b :combine like terms 2 = 1 :see?

Kulmid
Asshats and Alcoholics Turbo.

Posted  2009.05.08 03:27:00 
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Originally by: Yakia TovilToba Edited by: Yakia TovilToba on 08/05/2009 03:26:23
Originally by: Sophine Fortre lets assume the following: a = b Now, we do stuff a^2 = ab :multiply by a a^2  b^2 = ab  b^2 :subtract b squared (a  b)(a + b) = b(a  b) :factor them a + b = b :divide by (ab)
Wrong ! If a=b then ab = 0. You can't divide stuff by 0.
b + b = b :because a=b 2b = b :combine like terms 2 = 1 :see?
He beat me to it.
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Sophine Fortre

Posted  2009.05.08 03:33:00 
[5]
you guys are no fun :(

Intense Thinker
Minmatar

Posted  2009.05.08 03:42:00 
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Pwned
Pomp FTW!!! 
Dong Ninja

Posted  2009.05.08 04:07:00 
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Originally by: Sophine Fortre you guys are no fun :(
Seeing as how your avatar is a woman, it's no surprise you can't do math.
Originally by: Xen Gin Indeed, upgrading an MS OS is like taking a **** into a cake mixture, then complaining that it doesn't taste good when it's all done.

Atomos Darksun
Damage Incorporated.

Posted  2009.05.08 04:15:00 
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Originally by: Dong Ninja
Originally by: Sophine Fortre you guys are no fun :(
Seeing as how your avatar is a woman, it's no surprise you can't do math.
http://xkcd.com/385/
Originally by: Amoxin My vent is talking to me in a devil voice...
CONVERT TO LINKIFICATION! http://myeve.eveonline.com/ingameb 
KingsGambit
Caldari Knights

Posted  2009.05.08 08:17:00 
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Originally by: Dong Ninja Seeing as how your avatar is a woman, it's no surprise you can't do math.
Incontrovertible proof 

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force

Posted  2009.05.08 08:49:00 
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EVE issuesMining revampBuild stuffMake ISK 

ReaperOfSly
Gallente Zetsubou Corp

Posted  2009.05.08 09:13:00 
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Oh God, not this AGAIN!
YOU. CAN'T. DIVIDE. BY. ZERO. ____________________

Dong Ninja

Posted  2009.05.08 10:48:00 
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Originally by: ReaperOfSly Oh God, not this AGAIN!
YOU. CAN'T. DIVIDE. BY. ZERO.
You can, you just can't define it with traditional mathematics, because if you have a = b/c, and c=0 then you also have to conclude that a(c) = b, a(0) = b, thus a could be any real number, and is hence just considered undefined. Also, b would equal 0 even if you defined b beforehand, which is why you cannot divide zero by zero, as it's still undefined.
There are mathematics that divide by zero, however, and also use imaginary numbers to calculate information (electrical engineering I think is one of the big fields that use imaginary).
Originally by: Xen Gin Indeed, upgrading an MS OS is like taking a **** into a cake mixture, then complaining that it doesn't taste good when it's all done.

Blane Xero
Amarr The Firestorm Cartel

Posted  2009.05.08 10:53:00 
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Originally by: Dong Ninja
Originally by: ReaperOfSly Oh God, not this AGAIN!
YOU. CAN'T. DIVIDE. BY. ZERO.
You can, you just can't define it with traditional mathematics, because if you have a = b/c, and c=0 then you also have to conclude that a(c) = b, a(0) = b, thus a could be any real number, and is hence just considered undefined. Also, b would equal 0 even if you defined b beforehand, which is why you cannot divide zero by zero, as it's still undefined.
There are mathematics that divide by zero, however, and also use imaginary numbers to calculate information (electrical engineering I think is one of the big fields that use imaginary).
Its people like you that cause todays crashes with all your dividing by zeroness. ______________________________________________ Haruhiist since December 2008

Malvaceae Veri

Posted  2009.05.08 11:41:00 
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Wtf? You still cant divide by zero on the z plane either.
Sure, one way of complex integration is searching for and integrating around singulairities, but imaginary number are there so you can root negative numbers (oversimplified, yes), not so that you can divide by zero.
Otoh, there truly are some very abstract algebraic form where zero is not a nondivider, but that requires about 6 years of uni math to even begin to understand.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente Zetsubou Corp

Posted  2009.05.08 14:20:00 
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Originally by: Dong Ninja
Originally by: ReaperOfSly Oh God, not this AGAIN!
YOU. CAN'T. DIVIDE. BY. ZERO.
You can, you just can't define it with traditional mathematics, because if you have a = b/c, and c=0 then you also have to conclude that a(c) = b, a(0) = b, thus a could be any real number, and is hence just considered undefined. Also, b would equal 0 even if you defined b beforehand, which is why you cannot divide zero by zero, as it's still undefined.
There are mathematics that divide by zero, however, and also use imaginary numbers to calculate information (electrical engineering I think is one of the big fields that use imaginary).
You're talking gobblede****. If a is treated as a function of c and b is nonzero, then we have an asymptote at c=0. If b is zero, then a is 0 everywhere except c = 0 where a is undefined.
As for the OP's example, it's just saying 1*0 = 2*0, therefore 1 = 2 which is obviously fallacious. ____________________

Jim McGregor

Posted  2009.05.08 15:23:00 
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Originally by: Dong Ninja (electrical engineering I think is one of the big fields that use imaginary).
Yes. And crazy people.

Originally by: Roguehalo Can you nano Titans?

Intense Thinker
Minmatar

Posted  2009.05.08 17:25:00 
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"1*0 = 2*0, therefore 1 = 2 which is obviously fallacious."
I suck at math but even I know that turns out to be 0 = 0 which is true!
Pomp FTW!!! 

CCP Tuxford

Posted  2009.05.08 17:29:00 
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I'm an electrical engineer and afaik I am not allowed to divide by zero. In fact I'm pretty sure that the only person that can divide by zero is Chuck Norris,... maybe Vin Diesel _______________ 

Doctor Penguin
Amarr Celestial Ascension Tenth Legion

Posted  2009.05.08 17:47:00 
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1/0 = Undefined.
It's possible, but not possible at the same time. ________________________________________________
http://eve.drome.nl/CaodCleaner/ Help make CAOD readable. 
Bullageddon
Caldari

Posted  2009.05.08 19:03:00 
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Originally by: CCP Tuxford I'm an electrical engineer and afaik I am not allowed to divide by zero. In fact I'm pretty sure that the only person that can divide by zero is Chuck Norris,... maybe Vin Diesel
Chuck Norris because he's awesome, Vin Diesel because he's stupid.. amirite?
=== This Space For Lease or Sale. 

rValdez5987
Amarr Imperial Guard.

Posted  2009.05.09 03:21:00 
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Originally by: CCP Tuxford I'm an electrical engineer and afaik I am not allowed to divide by zero. In fact I'm pretty sure that the only person that can divide by zero is Chuck Norris,... maybe Vin Diesel
You stole that thought out of my head. I say that all the time. Are we friends? 
Trustworthy Joe

Posted  2009.05.09 06:40:00 
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Edited by: Trustworthy Joe on 09/05/2009 06:40:29
Originally by: CCP Tuxford I'm an electrical engineer and afaik I am not allowed to divide by zero. In fact I'm pretty sure that the only person that can divide by zero is Chuck Norris,... maybe Vin Diesel
i have designed the CCP formula
x = devposts per day Y = boot.ini Z = ner***e
X = (Y^2/Z)/(2+nano(TomB/0))*5
ITS SCIENCE I SAY!!!
EDIT nerf a ge is censored? _______________________
with a name as trustworthy as mine, i cant POSSIBLY be an alt
Originally by: CCP Navigator I locked this thread BECAUSE OF FALCON

The Jawbreaker
Minmatar Toys R Us

Posted  2009.05.09 06:48:00 
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*walks in* ugh OOW brrainmelt! omg *dead*

Betray
Caldari Royal Enterprise Sc0rched Earth

Posted  2009.05.09 11:18:00 
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Try this: (note, sqr()=square root)
i=i //i is sqr(1) as we all know sqr(1)=sqr(1) //using definition from above sqr(1/1)=sqr(1/1) //rewrite 1 as a fraction sqr(1)/sqr(1)=sqr(1)/sqr(1) //as we know, sqr(x/y)=sqr(x)/sqr(y) i=1 //cross multiply. x/y=a/b then x*b=y*a 1=1 //square both sides 2=0 //adds 1 to both sides 1=0 //divide by 2 2=1 //add 1
Note, Im not OP, but I support his case for the fun of it! Betray 
ReaperOfSly
Gallente Zetsubou Corp

Posted  2009.05.09 12:10:00 
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Originally by: Betray Try this: (note, sqr()=square root)
i=i //i is sqr(1) as we all know sqr(1)=sqr(1) //using definition from above sqr(1/1)=sqr(1/1) //rewrite 1 as a fraction sqr(1)/sqr(1)=sqr(1)/sqr(1) //as we know, sqr(x/y)=sqr(x)/sqr(y) i=1 //cross multiply. x/y=a/b then x*b=y*a 1=1 //square both sides 2=0 //adds 1 to both sides 1=0 //divide by 2 2=1 //add 1
Note, Im not OP, but I support his case for the fun of it!
Ah the fun of multivalued functions. When taking square roots, you have to consider both the positive and negative values. ____________________

Bismaru's Ambition

Posted  2009.05.09 17:05:00 
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OMG if my old math teacher saw this thread she would kill herself,..

Nefrin Maldoes
Minmatar Outer Rim Survey and Salvage

Posted  2009.05.19 03:35:00 
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Edited by: Nefrin Maldoes on 19/05/2009 03:35:21 Oh the Humanity  SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES! 
Whitehound

Posted  2009.05.19 10:02:00 
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Reminds me a lot of math with matches, only this is math here does not match.  If there is anything in your life you fear of losing, then keep your mouth shut once in a while. 

CCP Atropos
C C P

Posted  2009.05.19 10:47:00 
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Originally by: CCP Tuxford I'm an electrical engineer and afaik I am not allowed to divide by zero. In fact I'm pretty sure that the only person that can divide by zero is Chuck Norris,... maybe Vin Diesel
I'm an electronic engineer, and I divide by zero all the time.
Software Engineer CCP Engineering Services 

Reven Cordelle
Caldari YamainuMirai Heavy Industries

Posted  2009.05.19 10:48:00 
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Maths like this is amusing ****. Because its basically proving an irrelevant point by bending the rules for the sake of it.
Its like me saying the sky is green, because I say so.





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