- 11 Apr '06 04:19 / 1 edit

It could if you used the right number base. Say like base 1/2 Sqrt 5.*Originally posted by SJ247***Okay, I know you know fancy math and all, but 2+2 doesn't equal 5.**

I think then 2+2 would in fact = 5. A friend of mine, Malcom Lines is a retired Bell labs scientist and wrote a book about numbers called

'A number for your thoughts', he gave me a copy. He blew Isaac Asimov's mind when he showed you don't even have to use positive numbers to represent all the numbers, like base negative 10.

They corresponded till Isaac died. - 11 Apr '06 04:23

Thank you, it's all clear to me now.*Originally posted by sonhouse***It could if you used the right number base. Say like base 1/2 Sqrt 5.**

I think then 2+2 would in fact = 5. A friend of mine, Malcom Lines is a retired Bell labs scientist and wrote a book about numbers called

'A number for your thoughts', he gave me a copy. He blew Isaac Asimov's mind when he showed you don't even have to use positive numbers to represent all the numbers, like base negative 10.

They corresponded till Isaac died.