# BdS misunderstands Fermat's Last Theorem

Discussion in 'Pseudoscience' started by BdS, Mar 24, 2016.

1. ### DaeconKiwi fruitValued Senior Member

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Those sums are obviously wrong.

10 - 12 = -2

-10 - -12 = 2

3. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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No, 0 is neither positive nor negative.

Correct

Then you are saying your time.
1 - 1 = 0. Right
10 - 12 = 0. Wrong

-1 - -1 = 0 right
-10 - -12 = 0 wrong

I can assure you that is not the answers rpenner got, he can do arithmetic.

The correct answers are the ones I gave earlier.

5. ### DaeconKiwi fruitValued Senior Member

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Zero is both a non-negative and non-positive integer, but it isn't negative or positive.

The list of non-negative integers include zero (0 +1 +2 +3 ...), just like the list of non-positive integers include zero (0 -1 -2 -3 ...).

But neither the list of positive nor the list of negative integers include zero. Only the list of non-positive and non-negative integers include zero.

7. ### BdSRegistered Senior Member

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I know, then how can you say the answer to
10 - 12 = -2
is -2 when we are working in positive integers. -2 is not a positive integer...

I know, then how can you say the answer to
-10 - -12 = 2
is 2 when we are working in negative integers. 2 is not a negative integer...

I know, Im going to try make it positive and negative and see if it works.

8. ### BdSRegistered Senior Member

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If we are working in positive integers then you are limited to 1,2,3,4,5,etc... for the answer. Im trying to make it 0,1,2,3,4,5,etc... for the answer.

Which one makes more sense?
1 - 1 = 0

or

1 - 1 = 1

9. ### originIn a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect.Valued Senior Member

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If I have 1 and I take 1 away, then I do not have any. That means 0.
If I have 1 apple and I take away that 1 apple then, I do not have any apples. That means 0 apples.

I am sorry this is confusing you so.

You are going to have a hell of a time when you progress to guzintos!