# RE: [ActiveDir] Waaay OT: wikis

Not at all - I did not include any multiplication signs between the brackets - you've introduced them :/.

Read what I wrote at face value and you'll see it's quite valid (altho it breaks various maths rules!)

neil
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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]On Behalf Of Matt Hargraves
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 5:58 AM
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I wonder if you realize that what you posted was incorrect:

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

turns into:

1*0*0*0....

So in the end 0 = 0

:)

On 10/6/06, [EMAIL PROTECTED] <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Very good altho dividing by zero (last step) is not permitted and (as
per the below) causes an issue if permitted.

(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 !

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

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Sent: 05 October 2006 23:27
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From: http://www.jimloy.com/algebra/two.htm

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]

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of joe
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 1:22 PM
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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... :)

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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ] On Behalf Of Laura A.
Robinson
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 12:55 PM
To: ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] OT: wikis

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

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> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ] On Behalf Of Greg Nims
> Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 11:49 AM
> To: ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org
> 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.
>
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