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March 14th, 2018, 08:13 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Mar 2018 From: California Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Term for different ways of expressing the same value?
Is there a term for the fact that a number can be expressed in many ways, e.g., 3 can be written as (3/1)^1 and mean the same thing? Or the fact that the value of a number such as 3 can be expressed in infinite ways and still retain the same value? For instance, the value of 3 can be expressed as (2^2  1) or (3x3 +3)/4? Is there a formal term for these sorts of things? A morphism of some kind? Is there a formal way to express the infinite ways a single value can be expressed? 
March 14th, 2018, 08:16 PM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,404 Thanks: 1306 
I guess they could be called "equivalent expressions".

March 15th, 2018, 03:46 AM  #3 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,287 Thanks: 1023 
30=3, 41=3, 52=3, 63=3, .........., n(n3)=3 Seems kinda useless stuff...why are you asking? 

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