can 2 + 2 = 5 and how?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Jun 4, 2009.

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3. Leareth macrumors 68000

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yes

depending what you are counting.

classic example 2 two knot ropes , knotted together give you 5 knots
2+2 = 5

4. Bushplum macrumors member

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#4
Easy

Which way would you like that answered?

2.4 + 2.4 = 4.8
When rounded 2 + 2 = 5

X=y
X2=xy
X2-y2=xy-y2
(x+y)(x-y)=y(x-y)
X+y=y
2y=y
2=1
1=0

Therefore 2+2+0=5

1/3 = 0.33333333333333 ... multiply by 3
Therefore 3/3 = 0.9999999999999999999
1=0.9999999999999999... subtract 0.99999999...
0.0001=0 divide by 0.0001
1=0

Therefore 2+2+0=5

5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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#5
Is this for a class or something? I ask because wily responses such as allusions to Orwell or tying knotted rope may satisfy the terms you've given us, but may be wholly unacceptable for what you're trying to do.

And for what it's worth, if you have a piece of wood, cut it twice, and then cut it twice again, you will now have five total pieces.

6. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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#6
obviously 1 and 3 are wrong. for the second one, if x = y, you can not divide each side by x-y, because you can not divide anything by 0.

7. DrStrange macrumors member

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#7
yes 2+2 can be = 5

here i'll show you..

2+2 = 5

see? it's not that hard

8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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#8
Yes, but only for very large values of 2.

9. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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#9
So...
2 + 2 = 5
Two large twos equal one small five.

10. sammich macrumors 601

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#10
Code:
`#define 5 4`
or

Code:
```#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main () {
const double TWO = 2.5;
cout << "2 + 2 = " << (TWO + TWO) << endl;
}```

11. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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ha. best answer! or most ridiculous.