# Is it mathematically possible to make 2+2=5 ?

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- rossonLv 43 years ago
There are a few ways that 2+2 can equal 5. The proff that's stated right here has a division by means of zero error in it. Nonetheless, a professional proof would contain the usage of infinity (a conceptual math detail) readily put 2+2+INF = 5+INF as a consequence 2+2=5. Dividing through infinity shouldn't be expressly prohibited, nonetheless, proofs never use infinity in them like that. The only legitimate method is utilizing quantity thought. Number idea is the groundwork of our mathematical process readily put numbers improve or de-strengthen in a collection pattern headquartered on spacing in a quantity line. 1+1=2 1+2=3 and many others.... But, the numbers assigned are arbitrary. We use 1,2,3,four,5,6,7,eight,9,10 etc..... You need to use yet another sequence and all of your math can be accurate in that sequence. So if we use 1,2,four,5,6,7,eight,9,A,10 then in our sequence 2+2=5. There's also another fuzzy manner utilising exponent of 0. It clearly says that (2+2)^0 = 5^zero consequently 2+2=5 any quantity ^0 =1 so the above is all proper. Utilising this you can additionally create something out of nothing. Zero^zero = 1..... Once more, it is recognized that this is not suitable math, but it does comply with the logic of proof to a degree. In the end, there's a approach using the approaching conception, but I individually don't below stand it. That has the bottom of : 1/three = .33333-> 2/3 = .66666-> accordingly 1 = .99999-> Now, considering that those two will not be truly equal it is mentioned that .99999 -> methods 1 For math functions though, we call them equal. The proof has to do with multiplying on that endless separation except you get an area of 1, which is what you ought to get 2+2 to equal 5. Hope I careworn... Er helped. :)

- QuadrillianLv 77 years ago
Yes,

You would need to invent a new branch of mathematics to do so.

As they are fond of saying here: "anything is possible"

Cheers!

- ZardozLv 77 years ago
Of course it is. Mathematics is a system of axioms and definitions. Redefine 5 to be iiii instead of the current iiiii and presto, there you go. If you mean can ii + ii = iiiii, then no.

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not in any "normal" system

however there are strange math systems where the symbols might have meaning

there are systems where 2*3 =/= 3*2 in your terms "NO"

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- PhotonXLv 77 years ago
No, it is not. This is what we here in Astronomy & Space would call a stupid question that has nothing to do with Astronomy & Space.

- CthulhuLv 47 years ago
Only if you control the past.

"Those who control the past control the future, those who control the future control the present."

- 7 years ago
Yes, but you need a graphing calculator and its a long process. You have to do weird stuff to your calculator

- Anonymous7 years ago
There might be a complicated solution for that

- Anonymous7 years ago
Why did you post that here? And no, this is what I call a dumb question!