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Topic: A Math Poem: Infinite Nested Zeros
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David Elkins

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A Math Poem: Infinite Nested Zeros
Posted: Dec 6, 2013 6:59 PM
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Dear readers, my name is David Elkins. I have construct a little math poem. It is something I invented. I don't know if others have invented such a thing as what I describe in my poem. If so, then please inform me. It's very beautiful. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever encountered.

Math Poem: Infinite Nested Zeros

0 = 0

0 = -1 + 0 + 1

0 = -2 + -1 + 0 + 1 + 2

0 = -3 + -2 + -1 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 3

Continue this pattern to infinity.

It will always sum to zero.

Let's call that particular zero 'A'.

Add a -1 to the left of A and a +1 to the right of A.

Continue the pattern described above.

Continue this to infinity.

That infinite sum is zero B.

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