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    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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    sqrt(-(sqrt(-1))) = 17???

    No I don't see it.
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    (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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    (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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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    2! = 2 doesn't it?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Yes.
    lol.
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Yes.
    Sooo, basically the "magical proof" is incorrect. What have you been smoking tonight?
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Yes.
    And you said 2! = 17...

    Flawed, sorry.
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    I never considered myself fallible.
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    (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.

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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    I never considered myself fallible.
    Go to bed.
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    (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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    (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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    You guys do realise that != just means "not equal to?"
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    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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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    You guys do realise that != just means "not equal to?"
    Why not use <> or ><...
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    (Original post by Bhaal85)
    Go to bed.
    But I do love being silly.
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    (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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    (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!

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    (Original post by ZJuwelH)
    Why not use <> or ><...
    Programming convention uses !=
 
 
 
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