# A Mathematical Dilemma

• 14 months ago · Quote · #81

"Scientists" used to map tongues.  Now we map brains?  Go figure.

Mathmatics lost it's certainty with Godel, and many who followed him.

The OP lost interest in this thread about 2 months ago.  Take the hint guys.

• 14 months ago · Quote · #82
zborg wrote:

The OP lost interest in this thread about 2 months ago.  Take the hint guys.

Did I hear you right?

• 3 months ago · Quote · #83

crazy,

My puny brain could not wrap itself around this

• 3 months ago · Quote · #84

Good post Jaidev, but somewhere I feel the mathematics is flawed and the mathematics cannot be used to prove .It seems u just manipulate numbers,get some funny results and show it.

"Be sure what u want to prove, when u want to prove and how u want to prove it" Jaidev  aka StrategicPlay"

But you forgot

Why do u want to prove it

• 3 months ago · Quote · #85
HellCraft wrote:
browni3141 wrote:
Ricardo_Morro wrote:

The fallacy is that you can't divide by zero. This is not allowed by the laws of mathematics. It doesn't give the result of "infinite;" it gives you the result of "meaningless." If you allow the expression 1/0 in algebra, it is easy to prove that 1=2. So your "ratio" of 5:0 yields no fraction and is null and void.

How's that 1=2 thing work?

@StrategicPlay: What type of math are you studying right now?

I think he means that 1/0 = infinite ; 2/0 = infinite ; therefore 1=2.

What he is saying is wrong.

Any non-zero non-infinite value divided by zero is infinite but not all infinites are the same.

You can easily say that 2/any number will always be greater than 1/the same number because 2>1. Therfore 2/0>1/0 Although that isn't an entirely accurate proof, it explains the concept nicely.

ummm 1/-2 > 2/-2 some people have to Use math to earn a living!