17 Dec '03 16:35

mathmatics is based on a number of self evidant truths, they can not be proven, but they are held true because it is conveint.

what happens if you ignore one? take X=X for example. if we disregard that rule, and instead say 1=2, and still hold all other truths, then it follows that for given numbers X and Y, where both X and Y are real numbers, X=Y. in other words, all real numbers are the same

what about unreal numbers, look at complex numbers: Ai+B

A and B are real numbers, thus they are all the same, i always represents (-1)^(1/2). thus all complex numbers are the same. but are real numbers the same as imaginary numbers?ðŸ˜•

where can you pepole take this?

what happens if you ignore one? take X=X for example. if we disregard that rule, and instead say 1=2, and still hold all other truths, then it follows that for given numbers X and Y, where both X and Y are real numbers, X=Y. in other words, all real numbers are the same

what about unreal numbers, look at complex numbers: Ai+B

A and B are real numbers, thus they are all the same, i always represents (-1)^(1/2). thus all complex numbers are the same. but are real numbers the same as imaginary numbers?ðŸ˜•

where can you pepole take this?