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2+2=5 really?

  1. Nov 28, 2003 #1
    [SOLVED] 2+2=5 really???

    i saw this somewhere.
    is it correct
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2003 #2

    chroot

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    Of course not.

    - Warren
     
  4. Nov 28, 2003 #3

    mathman

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    Sometimes the obvious is true. 2+2=4, not 5.
     
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  6. Nov 28, 2003 #5

    chroot

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    Okay, when a website's title is "Humor in der Mathematik," you can be pretty sure it's not real. Both links you provided are jokes.

    - Warren
     
  7. Nov 28, 2003 #6
    2+2=5
    For extremely large values of 2.

    LOL, those are some funny links, Erdem, thanks!
     
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  8. Dec 1, 2003 #7

    HallsofIvy

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    Do you mean that "Houston Euler" is not a real mathematician???
     
  9. Dec 1, 2003 #8

    selfAdjoint

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    Back in High School we used to say "Euler's number" = five quarts.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2003 #9
    I first heard of the equation when reading 1984 . . .
     
  11. Dec 2, 2003 #10
    Does anybody ever keep up with pop culture??????????

    You probably saw the

    2 + 2 = 5

    equation on the back of the new Radiohead album called "Hail To The Thief."

    I think they relesed the single in the UK last week so you can go buy it if you want!!
     
  12. Dec 2, 2003 #11
    The radiohead single was an obvious allusion to the Orwellian novel
     
  13. Dec 3, 2003 #12
    a great song by a great preapocolyptic math rock band. finally got to see them live this summer. it was a euphoric experience.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2003 #13

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    I don't speak German. What does "humor" mean?
     
  15. Dec 5, 2003 #14
    Good question russ_watters. Last time I checked, I think it was some sort of body fluid.
     
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