Out of the box question

Tutors, sign in to answer this question.

William F. | Math & Computer Science TutorMath & Computer Science Tutor

If 4=1, then 4-1=1-1 and 3=0. If 3=0, then 3(r)=0(r) and 3(r)=0; where r is any real number. Since (16/8)+0=16/8, it follows that (16/8)+3(r)=16/8; which means 16/8 is equal to all real numbers.

Note: To evaluate the true value of 16/8, you must either assume 16/8=2 or the laws of basic division. Assuming the laws of division will lead to a contradiction; and assuming 16/8=2 is false because neither 16 is defined, nor 8 is defined. Trying to derive 16 or 8 will result in a contradiction.

Already have an account? Log in

By signing up, I agree to Wyzant’s terms of use and privacy policy.

Or

To present the tutors that are the best fit for you, we’ll need your ZIP code.

Your Facebook email address is associated with a Wyzant tutor account. Please use a different email address to create a new student account.

Good news! It looks like you already have an account registered with the email address **you provided**.

It looks like this is your first time here. Welcome!

To present the tutors that are the best fit for you, we’ll need your ZIP code.

Please try again, our system had a problem processing your request.

## Comments