# Proof that the squareroot of -i is 17.

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Thread starter 16 years ago
#1
squareroot of -i = (-i)^1/2 = 1 + (-i)^1/2 - 1 != 2, since 2^2 = 4 != -i.

Now 2 != 17

=> (-i)^1/2 = 17.
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16 years ago
#2
sqrt(-(sqrt(-1))) = 17???

No I don't see it.
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#3
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
sqrt(sqrt(-1)) = 17???

No I don't see it.
Pft, my reasoning is perfectly correct. Stop trying to mislead these vulnerable people.
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16 years ago
#4
(Original post by fishpaste)
Pft, my reasoning is perfectly correct. Stop trying to mislead these vulnerable people.
2! = 2 doesn't it?
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#5
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
2! = 2 doesn't it?
Yes.
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16 years ago
#6
(Original post by fishpaste)
Yes.
lol.
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16 years ago
#7
(Original post by fishpaste)
Yes.
Sooo, basically the "magical proof" is incorrect. What have you been smoking tonight?
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16 years ago
#8
(Original post by fishpaste)
Yes.
And you said 2! = 17...

Flawed, sorry.
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#9
I never considered myself fallible.
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16 years ago
#10
(Original post by fishpaste)
Yes.
I don't understand what you've done, but I think it's pretty safe to say that it's utter crap.

Ben
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16 years ago
#11
(Original post by fishpaste)
I never considered myself fallible.
Go to bed.
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16 years ago
#12
(Original post by fishpaste)
squareroot of -i = (-i)^1/2 = 1 + (-i)^1/2 - 1 != 2, since 2^2 = 4 != -i.

Now 2 != 17

=> (-i)^1/2 = 17.

Maybe I'm being stupid, but does 2! not mean 2 factorial i.e. 2*1 and therefore just 2? To be honest I lost you after squareroot (-i) =(-i)^1/2
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16 years ago
#13
(Original post by fishpaste)
I never considered myself fallible.
Don't worry, happens to the best of us.

Can I get rep for that?

Just out of curiosity, where did 17 come from?

And is sqrt(-1) = 1?
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#14
You guys do realise that != just means "not equal to?"
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16 years ago
#15
(Original post by hitchhiker_13)
Maybe I'm being stupid, but does 2! not mean 2 factorial i.e. 2*1 and therefore just 2? To be honest I lost you after squareroot (-i) =(-i)^1/2

Ok it's not just me being stupid, you're taking the piss. Phew! I didn't want to say anything in case I was just an idiot.
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16 years ago
#16
(Original post by fishpaste)
You guys do realise that != just means "not equal to?"
Why not use <> or ><...
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#17
(Original post by Bhaal85)
Go to bed.
But I do love being silly.
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#18
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Don't worry, happens to the best of us.

Can I get rep for that?

Just out of curiosity, where did 17 come from?

And is sqrt(-1) = 1?
17 is the magical number of the elk fairies.

No it isn't.
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16 years ago
#19
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Don't worry, happens to the best of us.

Can I get rep for that?

Just out of curiosity, where did 17 come from?

And is sqrt(-1) = 1?
(-1)^(1/2) is denoted as 'i'. It doesn't exist, but is damn useful!

Ben
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Thread starter 16 years ago
#20
(Original post by ZJuwelH)
Why not use <> or ><...
Programming convention uses !=
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