Author Topic: Grumpy's Algebraic therory  (Read 5888 times)

Wrong! 0 1 2 3 4 5 is right! Why?

0+5=5
1+4=5
2+3=5
3+2=5
4+1=5
0+5=5

I meant all positive numbers!
1.1+3.9
1.01+3.99
1.001+3.999

And go on forever.

Oh! I meant no fractions or decimals!

Oh dear what shall we do!



PROBLEM! 1/2+x=y

y=5/6

X cannot equal 1/2 1/4 1/6 1/8

or any of those with varying numbers in the first number.


PROBLEM! 1/2+x=y

y=5/6

X cannot equal 1/2 1/4 1/6 1/8

or any of those with varying numbers in the first number.


x = 1 ÷ 3

Wrong! I said no 1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 5/6 6/6!


.3333333333333333333333333333 333333333333333333

Okay...you are observing a box that looks like it is 75% off the building but not tilting! You run up to fix it! And now you see it moving! Why could that be?

Find the slope of the graph of y = (x-3)^1/2 when x = 2.

Are you answering the problem? That problem is not algebra! It is a puzzle I made up!

Are you answering the problem? That problem is not algebra! It is a puzzle I made up!

Algebra

ľnoun
 
1. the branch of mathematics that deals with general statements of relations, utilizing letters and other symbols to represent specific sets of numbers, values, vectors, etc., in the description of such relations.

2. any of several algebraic systems, esp. a ring in which elements can be multiplied by real or complex numbers (linear algebra) as well as by other elements of the ring.

3. any special system of notation adapted to the study of a special system of relationship: algebra of classes.