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# What is Correct

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### #31 coleenstew

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:37 PM

well . . . I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure 7+5 does NOT equal 13.
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### #32 designergal

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:43 PM

Five and seven is 12.
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### #33 engmaj

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:24 AM

Well, if we're getting down to the nitty gritty semantics of the question, everyone is wrong....7 AND 5 is 75 (or 57 to dyslexics). The word AND does not unequivocably mean a math expression
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### #34 mangulo13

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:35 AM

There is another one that i think works better when speaking.

"Which is correct? The yolk of the egg are white or the yolk of the egg is white."
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### #35 megand

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:54 PM

5+7=12....
So it wouldn't matter if you said "is" or "are" because neither are correct. Since Five and Seven don't add up to thirteen. [Just so you know]
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### #36 Nabtalkin

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:24 AM

Well if someone uses the 5 and 7 are 13 one could say 5 6/5 pies and 7 whole pies are 13 whole objects due to it never said anything about 5 and 7 what.
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### #37 Mythx

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:19 PM

People, grammatically it is wrong, but mathematically it is right.

If it was just a statement someone would make it should have been seven and five are thirteen, this would be the correct thing to do. But if one would say it as a mathematical expression it ought to be seven and five is thirteen (pronouncing 7+5=13), saying this doesn't make you wrong. Even this is right as I explained before, 7+5=13 (seven plus five equal thirteen, that statement has my preference when it comes to maths).

7+5=13 in base-9 as:
7*9^0 + 5*9^0 = 1*9^1 + 3*9^0
7*1 + 5*1 = 1*9 + 3*1 = 9 + 3 = 12

Voilá!

Therefor both statements are most certainly correct!

EDIT: @BoilingOil, you should wiki it sometime ... en de volgende keer het boek in het Engels lezen

6 * 9 = 42 (base-13)
6*13^0 * 9*13^0 = 4*13^1 + 2*13^0
6*1 * 9*1 = 4*13 + 2*1
6 * 9 = 52 + 2
6 * 9 = 54 (base-10 converted)
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### #38 hopstop

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

the answer is neither because seven plus five is twelve. and correct english is "seven and five is twelve." well, even if it isn't "correct," that is the colloquial way of saying it. why? because we say seven plus five IS twelve, so why would you say seven and five are twelve? it just sounds weird.

it doesnt sound weird to say are.... there are two numbers so why wouldnt it be are?
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### #39 Lost in space

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:25 PM

Actually it's WHICH is correct?
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### #40 Sharpshark

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:43 AM

Neither, 5 and 7 are TWELVE... learn to count.
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