# x-(x-25)

Discussion in 'The Cesspool' started by Waiter_2001, Aug 3, 2015.

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1. ### Waiter_2001Registered Senior Member

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Choose x and enjoy.

3. ### SarkusHippomonstrosesquippedalo phobeValued Senior Member

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Please remind us what this has to do with Philosophy, rather than, oh, I don't know... mathematics?

5. ### originIn 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 RockerStaff 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_2001Registered Senior Member

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My argument exactly: always twenty-five. That is all.

9. ### SarkusHippomonstrosesquippedalo phobeValued Senior Member

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I smell some cess in this pool.

10. ### originIn 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. ### SarkusHippomonstrosesquippedalo phobeValued 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. ### rpennerFully WiredRegistered 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. ### sideshowbobSorry, 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 RJust this guy, you know?Staff Member

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