And of course, the problem with the a=x conundrum, is the next to the last operation where you divide both sides by ‘a-x”.  You can’t do that when a=x because you are dividing by zero – a mathematical no-no - you get infinity.



Steve Comeau

IT Manager

Rutgers Athletics

83 Rockefeller Road

Piscataway, NJ  08854


732-445-4623 (fax)

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt Hargraves
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis


I wonder if you realize that what you posted was incorrect:

1 (-1+1) (-1+1) ...

turns into:


So in the end 0 = 0



Very good altho dividing by zero (last step) is not permitted and (as
per the below) causes an issue if permitted.

How about this:
(1-1) + (1-1) + (1-1) + ... = 0

Re-write left hand side by moving brackets one place to the right:
1 (-1+1) (-1+1) ...

Or simplified:
1 + 0 + 0 + ... = 1

So 1 = 0 !

PS Glad to see I managed to get the list talking about stuff other than

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Crawford, Scott
Sent: 05 October 2006 23:27
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis


     a = x            [true for some a's and x's]
   a+a = a+x          [add a to both sides]
    2a = a+x          [a+a = 2a]
2a-2x = a+x-2x       [subtract 2x from both sides]
2(a-x) = a+x-2x       [2a-2x = 2(a-x)]
2(a-x) = a-x          [x-2x = -x]
     2 = 1            [divide both sides by a-x]

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of joe
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:22 PM
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis

Careful, I recall a math professor in my differential equations class or
maybe it was higher throwing a proof up on the board showing that 1 + 1
!= 2 and it wasn't a numberical base trick....

I didn't follow through it, I just closed my eyes and shook my head and
thought forward to my communications class as the sights were easier on
the eyes...

I still wonder why I went into a field with such a high ratio of men to
women... :)

O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition -

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ] On Behalf Of Laura A.
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 12:55 PM
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis

999,998 + 2 = 1,000,000, not 100,000. ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ] On Behalf Of Greg Nims
> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:49 AM
> To:
> Subject: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis
> > It's funny how we quote wikis as definitive sources of information,
> > when they can be edited by anyone and everyone :)
> >
> > Who vets the edits and how much does that person know about the
> > subject matter??
> Anyone can edit, which is why they are generally correct.
> When 100,000 people view a record, and 2 people want to change it to
> be incorrect,
> 999,998 will want to correct it.
> I wouldn't use a wiki as a great historical or technical source.  But
> for encyclopedia entries, which give a good summation of a subject,
> they are great.
> List info   :
> List FAQ    :
> List archive:

List info   :
List FAQ    :
List archive:

List info   :
List FAQ    :
List archive:
List info   :
List FAQ    :
List archive:

PLEASE READ: The information contained in this email is confidential and
intended for the named recipient(s) only. If you are not an intended
recipient of this email please notify the sender immediately and delete your
copy from your system. You must not copy, distribute or take any further
action in reliance on it. Email is not a secure method of communication and
Nomura International plc ('NIplc') will not, to the extent permitted by law,
accept responsibility or liability for (a) the accuracy or completeness of,
or (b) the presence of any virus, worm or similar malicious or disabling
code in, this message or any attachment(s) to it. If verification of this
email is sought then please request a hard copy. Unless otherwise stated
this email: (1) is not, and should not be treated or relied upon as,
investment research; (2) contains views or opinions that are solely those of
the author and do not necessarily represent those of NIplc; (3) is intended
for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation, solicitation or
offer to buy or sell securities or related financial instruments.  NIplc
does not provide investment services to private customers.  Authorised and
regulated by the Financial Services Authority.  Registered in England
no. 1550505 VAT No. 447 2492 35.  Registered Office: 1 St Martin's-le-Grand,
London, EC1A 4NP.  A member of the Nomura group of companies.

List info   :
List FAQ    :
List archive:


*** This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required please request a hard-copy version. Rutgers University - DIA, 83 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ ***

Reply via email to