“ You know that two different numbers, should in fact be different numbers.”
Two different numbers ARE different numbers. 0.9(9) and 1 are two different representations of the same number.
There are many more cases: 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6, for instance. 5¹ = 5. 1/sqrt(2) = sqrt(2)/2. Every number has an…
This is a clear example, but you might consider changing your example. The quadratic you provide will only have complex roots, because (x + 1)² = -11. If you change it to, for instance, x²+2x-8, you’ll have real integer roots.
You’re missing my point. The point is, one of the major problems of liberalism is the insistence on trying to find compromise and middle ground. Obama tried compromise and middle ground, and things are even more divisive now than they were. If the compromise that Heineken wants us to discuss is “do transfolk exist?” and “should women be allowed out…
In the US, “reasonable” progressives have been taking this approach for decades: Just sit down with the opposition, explain our position calmly, recognize our shared humanity.
The result: Donald J. Trump is Pres… and I won’t finish that sentence.
This is my frustration, too. From the trailers, it looks like Leslie Jones’s role is a one-joke racial stereotype. I’d like to see more serious discussion of THAT (and I’ll give the movie a chance to see if it redeems itself). And this is somewhat an inherited issue, given the rumor that Eddie Murphy declined the role and so it was significantly…
I answer that in my original comment. If 5 * 3 were equivalent to 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3, that would mean that multiplication is merely and always repeated addition. It isn’t. Indeed, the view that multiplication is repeated addition is a scaffold that should be removed as soon as feasible.
More of my comments are here: http://curiouscheetah.com/BlogMath/what-is-multiplication-anyway/