How do I convince my father a Mobius strip has only one side?

I made a paper model and used a pencil trip trace a path around it but he's still adamant it has two sides and two edges

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you argue with a moronic boomer? Just tell him he's right and let him pay for your rent.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Damn... You might be right. Ok I'll let him the he's right

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You make a game out of it. Draw a bear on the strip and tell him that he has to draw a deer that has to hide from the bear. If there are two sides he can draw the deer on the opposite side of the strip. If there is only one side then you can always draw a path that the bear can take where it can catch the deer. Do this with both a mobeus strip and a regular ring of paper.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have your dad draw a parallel line in the middle on the whole strip until it meets itself. cut the strip and show him he drew only on one side. he'll hate you for it, do it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      once you cut the strip, his line will be on both sides of the cut strip...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's the joke, yes

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Paper ring. Cut it along its midline.
    Two separate rings.

    Paper Mobius strip. Cut along its midline.
    Two joined rings.

    If you can’t make him understand it, just show him something cool you can do with it.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It does have 2 sides though. An inside and an outside.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tbh it's a matter of definition what a "side" is.
    Does a torus only have one side?
    When you clearly can define the inside and outside of it (path going through the hole vs. going to the side of the torus)?
    Maybe your father simply interprets the problem differently.
    And his interpretation is still valid, but maybe not as mathematically useful as the commonly used one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >valid
      No it's not. Frick off with that toxic progressive fundamentalist jargon. This is why trust in modern scientists has eroded

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Math is not a science.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          your also right because a science studies the structure and behaviour of physical and natural things
          and math is an abstract concept

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up idiot

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk here is a list:
    1st try to exploain topology to him
    2nd use only complicated terms
    3rd talk so long until he falls asleep or he can't make a point anymore
    4th and now you won

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't.
    "Side" or using a more proper term when it comes to 3D shapes: "face" should be flat and it clearly isn't in the case of a Mobius strip.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    but the main problem is that if u have an argument with someone who doesn't even have basic geometrical understanding it is nearly impossible to convine him that your right about some topologicly abstract manyfolds

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    well, if you can pick something between your fingers, it must have two sides
    one sidedness isn't a practical concept in the real world
    i understand how the mathematical theoretical concept of a moebius strip has one side, but a practical moebius strip is made out of real life paper with two sides

    you can't just glue one side to another side and claim they merged into one
    it's like connecting someone's mouth to someone else's anus and claiming it's one digestive tract

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      your right because if you would "glue" or "cut" an object it is against the rules of topology
      it is and always will be an abstract concept

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shut up idiot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up idiot

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it has two sides. a front and a back. are you moronic?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up idiot

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give him two colored pencils or crayons, then tell him to color each side a different color.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is this the type of ass that is on IQfy these days? Do you think that you actually make a mobius strip by twisting a piece of paper together. You have got to be kidding me. Do you think that taking a limit of a number to infinity is actually carrying out infinite steps in a function? Do you really believe signals on a computer are thinking entities?
    HAHAHAHAHA. Imbecile.
    We pull the results from the void. There are no circles buffoon, no mobius strips, no klein bottles. They only beckon to us from their unspeakable place. I bet you genuinely think your existence is encoded in DNA as well. lmao.
    Imagine falling for the brain rot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now this is the type of guy who gets invited to IQfy parties

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shut up idiot

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Then he’s stupid. I don’t think there is anything you can do.

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