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Debate Score:55
Arguments:39
Total Votes:69
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Is 1+1=2?

Does adding 1 and 1 equal 2?

Yes

Side Score: 26
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No

Side Score: 29
2 points

Mathematically speaking, yes. Simple addition will prove that 1+1 does in fact equal 2.

Side: yes
orlando(23) Disputed
2 points

I will argue that it depends on the base system you are using before any results can be made. In fact 1 + 1 in base 2 (binary) is 2 ^ 1 + 2 ^ 0 = 2 + 1 = 3.

Since human beings over the centuries have created symbols to represent and quantify the perceived world, we have all sorts of dilemmas and inconsistencies as to what reality is!

Therefore 1 + 1 does not always equal 2. You can also concatenate 1 + 1 to get 11 as previously argued. We have inherited the Hindu-Arab counting system of 10 fingers or base 10. The Mayans included both feet and developed a counting scheme of base 20. The Greeks and Romans used base 12 (Signs of the Zodiac, Months to the year, 12 hour day, 12 hour night, etc.).

Answer this one, "are we really in 2009 using base 10? Or should we be in some other year based on 12?"

Side: No

actually, in binary 1 + 1 = 10. The reason is that binary means that you can only zeroes and ones so a decimeal 2 is 10 in binary.

Side: No
Yakeyglee(45) Disputed
1 point

I believe that it is implied that we are using base 10, as it is not specified otherwise.

Side: yes
2 points

Everybody saying no should stop trying to be funny. The answer is obviously 2.

Side: yes
2 points

I had this argument before with someone who was trying to prove a philosophical point. I'll say what I said to him.

If you're simply saying (as I guess you're trying to say) 1+1=2,

then yes.

There are no mitigating factors. No assumptions are being made. Whatever it is that the numbers are meant to represent are not present.

Therefore there is no basis on which to assume we are talking about something other than the number, 1 in addition to the number 1.

It's a practice in futility generally speaking, to begin coming up with reasons something we give a definition to, by it's own definition, would not be true.

Imagine if we walked around all day questioning every simple thing in such a way?

"Have a nice day!"

"Wait, when you say have a nice day, am I meant to give birth to a day? does that mean you have a 'day' in your pocket you are planning on giving to me at some point? Is "nice day" a new Holiday I haven't heard of yet? A day on Jupiter only lasts 10 hours, if there wishing me a Jupiter nice day, that might not be as nice as an Earth nice day"

etc.

Society as we know it would come to a halt.

There is a time and place for a philosophical discussion.

1+1 is not it.

Side: yes
2 points

Its not even a funny joke to try act like 1 + 1 doesn't equal 2.

Side: yes
1 point

its the most simple maths question 1 + 1 = 2 so there is nothing to i think

Side: yes
alstars(736) Disputed
2 points

Until unless that it has been specified that "1" is not a digit, but a natural number, you cannot prove that 1+1=2!!!

Side: No
1 point

what is the youth being taught anymore? if its not important enough to teach most people ever!!! then why does binary matter in this simple math question? i say that it does equal two because to many people in the world will never learn it differently.

Side: yes
1 point

I would say yes. And for those of you that like to argue otherwise, I'd like to see if your arguments hold up with the IRS.

Side: yes
1 point

if you add 1 and 1, you can either get 2 or you can get a window cheap

Side: Yes and No

No doubt about it. It is impossible for 1 + 1 to equal another number.

Side: Yes
0 points

1 + 1 is most definitely not 2. sometimes, especially when you're high..1 + 1 = 11 or even 12

Side: No
2 points

The question should actually be DOES 1+1=2. So IS 1+1=2 doesn't make sense.. therefore.. IS 1+1=2 is wrong.

Side: No
1 point

lol, damnit I was going to say that the second I saw the debate, way to be a smart ass before me ;)

Side: No
0 points

LOOOLL!!!

I just read what I said and laughed at my own joke. Does that make me sad??

Side: No
shaneyam99(112) Disputed
1 point

why do you have to be a smart ass?? this is not an english question its a math question or at least thats the way everyone else is answering it. thats like pointing out all the typeos on the website.

Side: yes
rmcgrath(131) Disputed
1 point

mathematically yes 1+1=2, verbally no, but the whole entire problem does not change just because of one word.

Side: Yes
Yakeyglee(45) Disputed
0 points

That is not an argument against the question. What you interpreted it as is what is intended to be implied by the asking of the question. This debate is not about the minor details of language.

Side: yes
2 points

i got this new thing:

anything divided by itself is 1 right?

so 0/0= 1

therefore 0/0+0/0 is supposed to =2

but 0/0+0/0= 0/0(nothing+nothing=nothing)

conclusion:

1+1=0/0

Side: No
Canin88(110) Disputed
1 point

so 0/0= 1

0/0 is undefined...

~

Side: Yes
Axmeister(4319) Disputed
1 point

I know, I was making a joke as this debate is a joke.

Side: No
1 point

This is a simple questionnaire!

Child's play!

But still i decide to reply

1+1=11

Proof:

Write 1 and then add the digit 1 to it!

and then say abracadabra! dabracabra!

and then boom, you get

1+1=11.

Hence, proved!

Side: No
1 point

1+1 is windows =)

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

Side: No

1 does not even = 1

there are many proofs that 1 = .9999999 (repeating)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999...

-- simplest

using your calculator - (or just division for us geeks)

1/9 = .111111 (repeating)

9 x 1/9 = 9 x .111111 (repeating) = .9999999 (repeating)

9 x 1/9 = 9/9 = 1

-- using the basics of how to turn a repeating decimal into a fraction

n = .9999999 (repeating)

10n = 9.9999999 (repeating)

----------------------------

9n = 9 (subtract top from bottom)

n = 1 (divide by 9 on both sides)

Side: No
Forktail(24) Disputed
1 point

Wow. Then can you tell me that 1/2 is not 0.5 and 0.5 multiplied by 2 is not 1? How about 1/8 multiplied by 8?

Side: Yes and No
0 points

I was tryng to point out that 9 times 1/9 equals 1 and also equals .999999999...

you can do the math in your head - 1/9 is 1 divided by 9:

.1111111111

----_____________

9 / 1.0000000000

------9

----------

------10

(repeat forever)

and 9 X .1111111111 = .99999999999

sorry if lines and stuff don't line up but i figure you get the idea - the wiki article linked above has more (and better looking) proofs :)

Side: No
Yakeyglee(45) Disputed
1 point

To state that 1 = .9999999... as a way of saying that 1 does not equal itself is wrong. The concept of .9999999..., by definition, is 1.

Side: yes
1 point

This question seems to be extremely vague as this sum can and/or cannot be equal to 2, depending on certain concepts.

FOR EXAMPLE:

Mathematically, we are taught that 1+1=2.(simply put).

If you consider it scientifically - say, 1) a mixture of elements - 1 element added to another element - the resulting solution would have 2 (elements).

Still perceiving this equation scientifically - 2) a compound of elements - 1 element added to another element -the resulting solution would be equal to 1 whole.

This seemingly simple question can actually be rather difficult, depending of course on how you decide to look at it.

Side: No
Yakeyglee(45) Disputed
1 point

Seeing how there are no further guidelines as to how to interpret the question, we are to assume that it's mathematical addition of two numbers in base ten.

Side: yes

if you are a highly effective person like Covey -

then 1 + 1 = 3

:)

Supporting Evidence: 7-habits (www.ohrd.wisc.edu)
Side: No
1 point

if you get 1 pile of sand and add another pile of sand

put it all together

and you get 1 pile of sand(but bigger)

conclusion:

1+1=1(but bigger)

Side: No
1 point

not all the time math rules always correct.!!

like for example..if 1= to square root of 1... then square root of one is equal to square root of -1 times the square root of -1,then it will equal to i squared which also equal to -1,

so 1+-1=0...!!!

it always depend on the solution..!!! maybe its correct and maybe its not..!!

Side: No
Canin88(110) Disputed
1 point

"like for example..if 1= to square root of 1... then square root of one is equal to square root of -1 times the square root of -1,then it will equal to i squared which also equal to -1,"

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYG1D5lUE4I

"so 1+-1=0...!!!"

Correct, but not what this debate is asking for...

Side: Yes
0 points

In theory, yes. However, just because scientists have not yet discovered a reason for it not to be true yet, doesn't mean it is absolutely true. More research may be required to know the final truth of this matter.

Side: No

1 + 1 = 3 for very large values of 1. BTW, I'm willing to accept a million dollars and research this problem. ;)

Side: yes
Yakeyglee(45) Disputed
1 point

You don't need scientific evidence for math. The concept of the number 2 is based on the definition of that it is the combination of 1 and 1. The form of a number 2 is certainly not composed by two forms of 1 and 1, but the concepts that they represent create a valid equality. It is simply how 1, 2, +, and = are interpreted by the human mind. They're standardized definitions.

Side: yes