# 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
@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.