## 1+1 = ?

Posted in Philosophy, Pop Culture by larrycheng on September 29, 2009

True to the name of this blog, I had the random thought of how many unique and legitimate answers there are to the simple question: 1+1= ?  Here are a few that I came up with:

• arithmetic:  1+1 = 2
• visual: 1+1 = 11
• logical: 1+1 = 1+1

• artistic/comical: 1+1 = window (video)
• binary: 1+1 = 10
• vegas: 1+1 = craps
• boolean: 1 (True) + 1 (True) = 1 (True)
• basic algebraic: 1+1 = +1 (were ‘+1’ is the name of the variable)
• algebraic field theory: 1+1 = 0
• anagrammatical: one plus one = unseen loop
• blackjack: 1+1 = 2 or 12
• basketball: 1+1 = 0, 1, 2
• synergy: 1+1 = 3

If you can think of other answers that are both unique and legitimate, post them in the comments and I will add it to the post.  By the way, I would not consider 1+1 = 5–4 as unique.  It is legitimate, but not unique since I’d still put in in the arithmetic category.