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is one a number

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  1. ParthKohli
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    No.

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  2. ParthKohli
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    one is a numeral. :P

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  3. ParthKohli
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    No... one is an integer

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  4. hartnn
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    i believed that from my childhood, that one is a number

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  5. UnkleRhaukus
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    im looking for a convincing argument

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  6. amriju
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    how do u define a number?

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  7. SheldonEinstein
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    I believe also that 1 is a number , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_(number) (I prefer wikipedia to answer this) ;)

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  8. ParthKohli
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    This is the first thing ever you learnt in mathematics: 1

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  9. SheldonEinstein
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    Number is a mathematical thing which is used to count ....

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  10. ParthKohli
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    1 is a quantity. A quantity is a number. Q.E.D

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  11. SheldonEinstein
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    lol May I know @UnkleRhaukus is this exactly what you are asking for?

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  12. amriju
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    then by definition...1 is a number...what made u strike the question though...?

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  13. ParthKohli
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    Axiom: number + number = another number Axiom 2: 4 is a number Axiom 3: 5 is a number Combining the axioms, 1 + 4 = 5 Q.E.D.

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  14. ParthKohli
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    How many demonstrations do you need?

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  15. SheldonEinstein
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    lol \[\Huge{1}\]

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  16. ParthKohli
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    Accept it: 1 is a number because it is in the NumPad. :D

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  17. SheldonEinstein
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    ^ This is the perfect use of number : Quest. "How many demonstrations u need?" Answer : "1"

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  18. ParthKohli
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    More uses: 1 apple a day keeps 1 doctor away.

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  19. amriju
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    u deserve a medal..bt i am new to this site...dnt kno how to give 1

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  20. SheldonEinstein
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    @amriju click on "best response"

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  21. ParthKohli
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    He already has given me a medal. :P

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  22. amriju
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    k...i've already done that..

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  23. amriju
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    :P

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  24. ParthKohli
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    Well, I got to go. I'd see this stupid discussion after like 45 minutes when I return. Bwahaha!

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  25. SheldonEinstein
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    bye.

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  26. UnkleRhaukus
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    say, there are a number of objects on the table , could there be zero objects on the table? could there be one object on the table?

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  27. hba
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    Well It Depends Unkle Rhaukus if you talk about objects on the table :)

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  28. hba
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    In Nature,You Can not say There Are Zero Objects But On A Table There Can Be No Objects :)

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  29. ganeshie8
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    one is a digit when we use it in a number system one is a number when we use it to count things

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  30. maheshmeghwal9
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    o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O o.O

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  31. estudier
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    {{empty set}}

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  32. hba
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    Well ^^ You Are wrong,thats not an empty set,it has one object :)

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  33. estudier
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    Correct

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  34. hba
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    { } < Empty set

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  35. estudier
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    So is it 1?

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  36. hba
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    Well Its Not The Number 1 but it is 1 object :)

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  37. estudier
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    That is (a) set theory definition of 1.

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  38. estudier
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    Why is it worse than "1"

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  39. hba
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    Well I Agree With You On That Note

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  40. estudier
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    Why do we need a set theory definition of 1 at all?

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  41. hba
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    Well Thats Not Exactly What Is Being Asked Here :)

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  42. estudier
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    To answer what is being asked, you have to define "number"

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  43. hba
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    But It Is Not Necessary We Talk About It With Respect To Sets :)

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  44. estudier
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    Define it however u like, I gave one (mathematical) definition. Do you have another definition?

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  45. UnkleRhaukus
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    one is an egg

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  46. estudier
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    "I" (as in individual)

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  47. hba
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    ^ dis agree ,One is One

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  48. estudier
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    So your proof goes, One is One, so One is a number..?

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  49. hba
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    Exactly :)

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  50. estudier
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    1 is a symbol representing a number.....(maybe)

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  51. hba
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    Maybe^^

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  52. ganeshie8
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    1 is a symbol representing repetititiveness

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  53. estudier
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    lol

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  54. maheshmeghwal9
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    1 is a first natural number.

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  55. estudier
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    No number is less than 1...?

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  56. estudier
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    No natural number is less than 1...

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  57. hba
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    Because 0 things cannot exist in nature :D @maheshmeghwal9

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  58. estudier
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    Ah, the physicists viewpoing...:-)

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  59. estudier
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    viewpoint*

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  60. maheshmeghwal9
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    but @estudier that no number is less than 1 but 0 is a whole number.

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  61. estudier
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    What's a whole number?

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  62. maheshmeghwal9
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    said*

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  63. hba
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    With Respect to sets W= {0,1,2,3.....}

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  64. estudier
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_number Pick one...

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  65. maheshmeghwal9
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    {0,1......\(\infty\)}

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    A set containing infinity as a member.....

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  67. maheshmeghwal9
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    @estudier

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  68. maheshmeghwal9
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    a set starting from 0 to infinity

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  69. estudier
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    Do u mean an infinite set?

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  70. maheshmeghwal9
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    yes !

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  71. estudier
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    OK, which one?

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  72. maheshmeghwal9
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    which is starting from 0.

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  73. hba
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    @estudier Stop Playing and get to the point :)

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  74. estudier
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    Natural numbers including 0

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  75. estudier
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    Seems we are talking about sets after all....

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  76. maheshmeghwal9
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    hmm ... u r confusing me @estudier

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  77. hba
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    Well Natural number does not include 0

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  78. estudier
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    They do or don't u have to say which.....

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  79. estudier
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    Or u can say "positve" or "non-negative" integers....

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  80. hba
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    We Can Say Non-Zero Also :)

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  81. estudier
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    As you like, it just has to be clear...

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  82. estudier
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    So, according to set theory, 1 is not a number. It is a representation of the set containing the empty set.

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  83. hba
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    Would You Like To Provide Example :)

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  84. estudier
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    And we can define all the other "numbers" by (transfinite) induction

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  85. hba
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    @estudier Can You Define A Set ?

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  86. estudier
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    Like point and plane...

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  87. estudier
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    Something has to be primitive else you are going in a circle.....

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  88. hba
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    Well You Have To Go In A Circle Before You Come To A Certain Point :)

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  89. estudier
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    Good place to finish:-)

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