Why 1 + 1 is equal 2? why it can't be 3?

Philippines
May 28, 2007 10:04pm CST
I'am a person that always want some explanation and reason to the thing..Can you tell me why 1 + 1 is equal to 2? why it can't be 3? Is there any exact explanation about this question?
2 responses
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 May 07
Yes there is an exact explanation. A+B=C If you have one apple and your wife has one apple then you would have 2 apples. Not 3.
• Philippines
29 May 07
So you said the formula getting the answer in 1+1=2 is A+B=C.. I dont think so. . Why i have 2 apples? why it can't be 3 apples or why it cant' be 4 or 5 and so on? Because that is the thing you already know when you grow up. And that is what you learned in your school.. And you never keep asking why? And you never ask your teacher why it is 2? why it cant be 3 or 4 or 5? I need the exact explanation and exact formula? Try to ask your teacher and try to get his/her opinion what would be the best formula in getting the answer in 1+1=2. I respect your explanation.. But it's not the best answer i looking for.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 May 07
Apparently you did not read. If you have 1 dollar (A) and your friend has 1 dollar (B) then if you COUNT THEM it is 2 (C). You wanted a simple answer that is as simple as it gets. A+B=C No other way around it.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
29 May 07
You are wrong. Don't assume anything about me. You think that is what I already knew or what I learned in school. Don't assume anything about me. How do you know that I went to school? You assumed. Why did I have to go to school? You need to provide an equation that PROVES that I went to school. I PROVED 1+1=2. You only assumed that I went to school without any equation. Maybe that is why you question a mathematical theory that proves A+B=C Provide me with the equation that proves the I have attended school.
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• Philippines
31 May 07
try to hold an object in your left hand and another in your right hand... how many does your eyes can see?
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
What if i say i see 3 in my hand coz I assume 3 is 2 how can you explain that? Dont you think getting =2 to the question 1+1 is just part of our nature? As far as I know people dont have any exact explanation about getting the answer to this question.