x-(x-25)

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  1. Waiter_2001 Registered Senior Member

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    Choose x and enjoy.
     
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  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Please remind us what this has to do with Philosophy, rather than, oh, I don't know... mathematics?
     
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  5. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    If you are not presently under the care of a physician I recommend that you contact your health care provider and have a talk with him about some of your ideas.

    Good luck.
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Regardless of the value of x (so long as it is finite) the formula x-(x-25) ALWAYS reduces to 25.

    Is there a point to this exercise?

    If you cannot elaborate, at least a little, and make this thread into an actual discussion, I will move it to the Cesspool.

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  8. Waiter_2001 Registered Senior Member

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    My argument exactly: always twenty-five. That is all.
     
  9. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I smell some cess in this pool.

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  10. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    If you think that is cool check this out:

    y = x-(x-26)

    For any x, y is always 26!

    Whoa dude!
     
  11. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    That's nothing! Prepare to have your mind blown...

    y = 2(x-(x-27))/2

    For any x, y is always 27!!!

    I know! Unreal!
     
  12. rpenner Fully Wired Registered Senior Member

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    \( \lim_{x\to 1} x = 1\)
    \( \lim_{x\to 1} ( \frac{1}{x-1} - ( \frac{1}{x-1} - 4! ) ) = 24\)
    \( \lim_{x\to 1} ( \frac{x}{x-1} - ( \frac{1}{x-1} - 4! ) ) = 25\)
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    My father used to be impressed that you could add two numbers together, then subtract one number from the sum and get the other number back. I'm not equally surprised but I do find it comforting that in mathematics you can often unbake the cake.
     
  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Some interesting comments here, but unfortunately the thread was doomed by the opening post.
     
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