Maths made simple
Mathematics is just too complex isn’t it
For instance, can you work out the answer to the displayed equation
I can’t do it either...
Numbers can only ever be Big or Small.
Big + Big = Big Big + Small = Big Small - Small = Small Small - Big = Small
So far, so simple.
Small + Small = Small
But if Big is anything over 10, then it’s going to be:
Small + Small = Big
Oh dear, we don’t know which one it’s is, we’ll just have to say:
Small + Small = Unknown
Big - Small = Unknown Big - Big = Unknown
Normally when you hit an Unknown you’re stuffed.
Unknown + Big = Big
And just to finish things off, so you have that warm cozy feeling of working within well defined mathematics:
Unknown + Small = Unknown Unknown + Unknown = Unknown Unknown - Big = Unknown Unknown - Small = Unknown Unknown - Unknown = Unknown Big - Unknown = Unknown Small - Unknown = Small
So there you go.
How big is the universe?
You have 50 apples, you give Ahmed 48 and start eating what’s left.
How many apples do you have left?
A Small number
If an elephant, wearing a superman cape jumps off the Eiffel tower while blowing a kazoo, how long will it take before it hits the ground?
A Small amount of time
Exactly what kind of noise will it make when it hits?
A Big noise
Small - Unknown + Small + Big - Unknown + Small + Big = What?
We considered adding in negative numbers, but it might get too complex
Can we do any better?
That was great, we simplified things alot.
And my answer to it, at least, was:
So let’s formalize that into mathematics:
Any equation = I don’t know Any equation + I don’t know = I really don’t know
It’s like saying: “”
It’s cute, it’s simple, and it works...
I don’t know = 0 I really don’t know = 1 + 0 I really really don’t know = 1 + 1 + 0
And what about ‘’?
I’m reliably informed, that from ‘’ and ‘’ we can re-create the whole of mathematics
Scary isn’t it