+1-1=1
this goes to...
+1-1-1=0 when you bring over the 1
thus you're saying that -1=0 not good (the universe implodes or something)

we could also try something crazy and rewrite it as...
+1-(1=1)
same as...
1-1
therefore =0
function stands, though I think it's bad mathematical etiquette to have the brackets on either side of the equals sign, like a split infinitive.

Originally posted by agryson +1-1=1
this goes to...
+1-1-1=0 when you bring over the 1
thus you're saying that -1=0 not good (the universe implodes or something)

we could also try something crazy and rewrite it as...
+1-(1=1)
same as...
1-1
therefore =0
function stands, though I think it's bad mathematical etiquette to have the brackets on either side of the equals sign, like a split infinitive.

in that case it's not a math problem. ()'s cannot start on the left side of = and end on the other.

but it may not be a math problem, that's my point, from what I can see, it can only be true if we add things that aren't given (which is too arbitrary a problem) so I don't think it's simply maths.

oh, and brackets can be on opposite sides of an = sign, it just prevents it from being an equation on its own. it's a messy way of abbreviating without having to resort to asides.

Originally posted by kbaumen Perhaps that's a result after a chess match. In that case +1-1=1 means that the player, who has this result, won one game, lost one and drew one.

You got it, bud, or close enough. It's some GM's (I forget who) record against Fischer.