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Topic: Is it possible that 3+4=8?
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Re: Is it possible that 3+4=8?
Posted: Jan 24, 2011 12:40 AM
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On Jan 23, 10:54 pm, Brian Chandler <imaginator...@despammed.com>
> Well, it's certainly possible that 3+4 = 6, as it is in the arithmetic
> of musical intervals. Intervals are the distances between notes (in
> terms of the diatonic scale, normally), using inclusive counting.
> Using do-re-mi for simplicity (and - to indicate the interval between
> two notes)...
> do re mi fa so la ti do
> do-mi is a (major) third and mi-so is a (minor) third, so do-so is a
> (perfect) fifth. So 3 (+) 3 = 5 where (+) represents interval
> arithmetic. This is all totally consistent, if slightly surprising.
> Brian Chandler

There is an area where one can almost believe the above, and that's
where you're working on something, say a lawnmower, and you walk away
from it for a minute or so and when you come back a nut or bolt or
wrench has vanished into thin air, and you begin to believe that there
are creatures in a higher dimension who are out to torture you.

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