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Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:00am

jb Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:14pm
4 yo DISCOVERED this Math Formula
2sq. + 2+3= 3 sq. iow: 4 + 5 = 9
5sq. + 5+6= 6 sq. iow: 25+ 5+ 6= 36

That is true of all numbers except 1

jb Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:09am
MYSTERY: HOW did a 4 yo learn to do incredibly complex math without a teacher? He sent me a brief description of a formula he figured out at age 4 and I needed 3 DAYS to figure out what the HELL he was talking about. I posted something from him
[see emboldened text above] and got no comment. I doubt anybody understood it.


What is heresay worth?

When did this wondrous event supposedly happen? Sixty-something years ago? Are you, jb, AFRAID to admit that "We honestly DON'T KNOW what the guy's actual age was at the time since we have no way of knowing if, or to what extent, it morphed into '4' (years of age) via faulty recollection or embellishment"?

The unstated "formula" into which you have successively substituted the constants 2 and 5 for x [see emboldened text above] is merely an "expansion" of the square of the binomial x+1 via the distributive law of multiplication.


or, putting it in the form into which you substituted the constants 2 and 5:


(Let x=2, then 22+2+3=32, iow: 4+5=9; let x=5, then 52+5+6=62, iow: 25+5+6=36)

It is clear from your false statement, "That is true of all numbers except 1" (it certainly is true for "1"), that you have no comprehension of this extremely basic bit of algebra. If you can't even grasp this rinky-dink morsel without having it explained to you, how could you ever, much less in a mere "3 DAYS", attain comprehension on your own of genuinely "incredibly complex" mathematics?

I don't anticipate that you will ever provide it, but I would like to see this so-called "incredibly complex" mathematical formula of which you speak.

    • Will was 4, i was about 20 yrs older.jb, Wed Jun 28 3:57pm
      SORRY, it IS true of 1, MY BAD, NOT HIS. That is why he is Savant and it took me 3 days to figure out his formula and I'm not sure that was it. He sent me several. Like I said, I submitted one of his ... more
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