Logic question involving fish.?

What does fish + fish = ?

I believe that fish + fish = 2*fish. But my friend believes that fish + fish = fish.

Can anyone help resolve this problem.

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    fish + fish = 2 fish when you're talking about math, but your friend is right, too. "Fish" is a noun that's both singular AND plural. So, your friend is saying that (one) fish + (one) fish = (two/more than one/plural) fish. So, both of you are correct, in different ways (math and English). However, if the the "fish" and "fish" were used plurally, you would be incorrect because you thought of them as singular. But, because no one specified whether or not it's singular or plural, you are correct, from your perspective. Kapiche?

    Hope this helps.

    Answer my simple math question, please?



    Source(s): My LA knowledge =] I'm not the best math student, but I know enough to know that 1 + 1 = 2 xD.
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Fish+Fish=2 Fish. Mathematically.

  • 1 decade ago

    we don't know the system being used. Since its sufficiently vauge, both perspectives are correct. fish + fish = fish because fish in also a plurality, while fish + fish = 2 fish is correct too sich fish is single as well.

    So really since both perspectives are equally truthful, your a creator in this realm, choose the perspective you want to live in.

    Obviously your friend probably disagreed with you to give you a hard time, so perhaps, for fun, try to find a perspective that turns the table on him, to give him a hard time for levity. The dynamics of psychology make you the chooser on the perspective. Choose wisely.

  • 1 decade ago

    well fish + fish can't be 2 fish because both of the fish in the equation could be plurual, the answer could be FISH, or it could be FISHES, fishes is used when you're talking about multiply types or groups of fish... or it could be A SCHOOL thats what you call a grouping of fish

    Heres one for you a SHOAL can describe any group of fish. I bet the answer is SHOAL

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    fish + fish = fisheS, lol who knows. This answer to this question can go many ways

  • 1 decade ago

    fish + fish = fish


    Source(s): Amazing knowledges
  • 1 decade ago

    thats fishy. or probably what you said, 2*fish

  • 1 decade ago

    You're using math, your friend is using grammar.

  • 1 decade ago

    the answer is shark

    Source(s): Obvious answer is obvious
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