##### KAnne Atlantic City, NJ

02/11/14 10:43 pm

Yes. However, I am coming from a very limited knowledge of math. I use a calculator for basic addition. (Like anything above 5+5. No I'm not kidding. I wish I was.)

##### Mattwall1

02/11/14 11:11 pm

I was assuming we werre dealing with the root of the issue, i.e. mathematical concept and construct, but if you're going to bring THAT in, allow me the favor of getting some sleep tonight before I answer that one

##### Mattwall1

02/11/14 9:22 pm

as currently exists, the symbol 2 represents the concept of the number of two, itself a mathematical construct and social construct representing an amount of one object added to one object, when added together, said concept of 2, added to 2,

##### Mattwall1

02/11/14 9:23 pm

equal to the concept of four, or one object, plus an object, plus an object, plus an object, represented by the symbol 4. five, which is the concept of 4, plus one is like the others, a mathematical and sociological construct, represented by the

##### Mattwall1

02/11/14 9:24 pm

symbol 5. the concept of two, when added with the concept of two, is equal to the concept of four, not the concept of five, hence 2+2=4 not 5. yes, the +, as well as the other symbols, are not universal, hence the parts about sociological construct.

##### Mattwall1

02/11/14 9:25 pm

and, for the record one- a statistical value representing a certain value of a single amount of an item as opposed to no amount or multiple amounts of said item, and a social construct to represent said value, itself also being an innate social

##### listgarten SF Bay Area

02/12/14 8:29 am

Technically, it doesn't have to be true all the time, and because 100% is equivalent to infinity/infinity and you can never reach infinity, there is no mathematical proof that 2+2=4 ALL of the time. Infinity bc you'd have to run infinite test trials.

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