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 Why does 1 + 1 equal 2? (13)

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Why does 1 + 1 equal 2?

On the surface it may seem like a very stupid question, but in fact, I think it's a very difficult question to answer.
Can anyone explain the real reason why 1  + 1 equals 2?  

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1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2. If you have 1 half plus 1 half, you get 1. If you have 1 quarter plus 1 quarter, you have 1 half.

John_C_1812(279) Disputed
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No. You get two halves that are equated to one whole. The objects are still in pieces. They are numbers that are used to equate a known quantity. that is why 1 + 1 equals 2.

The example of exception is created in irrational number. 1 notation of Pi + a second notation of 1Pi will never equals the sum of 2Pi. This is because Pi is irrational and has no set value from the start.

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Yes, I see what you mean;- one kwj503 + one kwj503 = one half wit.

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Because of the way we define those numbers. It is that simple.

Certain things in life are a given...

Higher taxes + increased regulations on business = enemic GDP growth with swollen welfare roles and record numbers on food stamps.

Lower taxes + reduced regulations = higher GDP growth with record low unemployment for African Americans and all other Americans.

The Left is made up of people who contantly try to make 1 + 1 = 3.

Socialism has been shown over and over to create dead economies and increased Government dependence.

Ask yourself why we STILL have so many people on the Left ascribing to such a flawed system? Socialism creates more people in poverty rather than lifting them out of poverty.

The past eight years of an extreme Liberal Democrat Party has proven this given as clearly as ever before.

Trump is proving the benefits of capitalism and lower taxes as clearly as 1 + 1 = 2.

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Hey DumbAss are you good with a checkbook ? Simple math hard for you to comprehend?

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...because the state of one unit and another one unit, added together, is defined by humans as two units.

1 and 2 are just numerical representations of countable values. The numerical result after adding one countable unit of something with another one countable unit of the same kind is denoted as 2. So 1 + 1 = 2.

Let's not forget that 1+1 doesn't always result in 2. In the binary system, 1 + 1 equals to 10. No matter what, they are just human-defined representations of values.

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I don't really understand the question, or why there is a need for it. One is the number denoting a single amount of something. Two is the number denoting two single amounts of something together.

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Well, to lower primates, you won't understand the complexity and magnitude of this question. To intelligent minds, you can see and understand how this question is actually a very hard one to define.

Thanks for the replies :)

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