justintimmer | July 5th, 2018 08:39 AM | How does math deal with the history of numbers? How does math deal with the history of numbers? Suppose you have 70 euros and lose 30 euro. While someone else has 10 euros and gains 30 euro. In math, this would state 70-30=10+30, and you are allowed to change this to 40=40. The both sides would be equal, but they are not equal, because they have a different history and probably will feel different with having 40 euro. So should you be allowed to change 70-30=10+30 to 40=40?
I know I make this example quite weird by adding some subjectivity into it. But I hope you get the drift. I am no mathematician, and I am not really sure whether I post this question in the right topic. |