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  •  Billy Goat Gruff's insistance (3+ / 0-)
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    plf515, 2thanks, Polly Syllabic

    on finding applications does lead to what looks like dead ends.

    Monday + Monday does equal Tuesday if you consider adding as adding segments or intervals. Or arcs, since our 'number line' traces the circumference of a circle. Monday is one day from Friday, plus one more day from Friday is Tuesday.

    Each "number" in this case has both a location "Tuesday" and a distance "Two days from Friday." And, as you showed in your stumper problem, sometimes Tuesday must be "Four days from Wednesday" to avoid working across whichever mark one picks for zero.

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 09:47:50 AM PST

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