Why do americans struggle with basic maths? Is it a lack of intelligence or is the education system at fault?

Why do americans struggle with basic maths?

Is it a lack of intelligence or is the education system at fault?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black folk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Spics*
      You need homies to slaughter the invading latinx. Put them to use like old times. BBC New world order cannot be stopped and that requires total latinx death.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and nobody in this thread can explain why 0^0 = 1
      other than
      >ITS JUST THAT OK?
      most of you have a superficial understanding of math, memorize which rule is prioritized without knowing why is not impressive
      so you are no better than an actual Black person

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But I'm not struggling tho

    • 2 weeks ago
      Buena Suerte Diego

      Imagine how you would feel if you changed the smoke alarm battery?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is what atheism leads to

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black person, the bible says the wisdom of man is foolishness

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        checked
        but not exactly.
        It says that the foolishness of God is greater than the wisdom of man.
        It also says that worldly wisdom is contrary to Godly wisdom, which is true.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it says
          >for the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the sight of god
          and paul goes on to say put aside foolishness
          hmm

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            worldliness is a big no no in the Bible.
            Do not love the world, reject the world, etc.
            When speaking in human terms, the world is the secular human culture. It doesn't mean what the world means to God, which is life, humanity, etc.
            Look at the secular culture of the world right now, it's a disgrace.
            The Bible says that the devil is prince of the powers of the air, essentially ruler of the secular world.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            math is not biblical, its worldly wisdom

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nope, if you look at the nature of reality it's all math.
            God's creation is mathematically perfect. It all lines up perfectly.
            Once you realize this you will realize God exists.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the wisdom of man is all based on physical observation you dunce

          • 2 weeks ago
            Buena Suerte Diego

            I observe black hooker ass getting HIV when I bust in them raw. Gotta be the ass though.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            math isn't based on observation, it's based on reason alone. it's transcendental

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > God's creation is mathematically perfect.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you didnt understand what he meant

          • 2 weeks ago
            Buena Suerte Diego

            I hate Germans but at least you tried.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Buena Suerte Diego

            I lived in an autistic German enclave in Caracas before I walked into Texas. You all are bugs I swear. If some leader with a hat would say "das ist gut" for throwing babies into a combustion engine you would all just do it. I hate you Black folk

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            > If some leader with a hat would say "das ist gut" for throwing babies into a combustion engine you would all just do it.
            Based. Collectivism always wins. ~~*Individualists*~~ seething.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wouldn't it be the other way round?
            i.e. Math is based on reality. Reality came first.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            meaningless statement, unless you're suggesting there was a point where reality existed but there was no capacity for mathematics

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it doesn't have to do with math. Musashi said that when you know the way broadly you see it in all things. And this is true. When you master something you will start to see it in other disciplines.

            So what discipline did God pursue? Well its obviously creation as he is the creator. So other disciplines that are creative share elements with God and his creation. For me its literature that proved God was real and the author of history. There is a narrative structure to reality and it never fails to present itself. Archetypes are just how we percieve a greater underlying truth about the nature of reality. There are only so many ways stories can play out because there is only One Author.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I have a very similar outlook. I'm both a writer and programmer, so I can imagine God as both. As a programmer, I imagine God as having created reality as a "simulation" of sorts (not literally), where God allows things to play out and can change aspects of reality at will to see where it leads.
            As a writer, I believe God to be writing the most complicated story of all, where the characters all have their own obstacles to overcome, their own demons to battle, their own character arcs to complete. And perhaps not everyone will make it, unfortunately.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "god" is just the name of the computer/ai/simulation we all exist in. this is why its all-knowing, all-present, all-powerful. it all fits together.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I sorta agree but also don't. God isn't the universe itself and the universe is not a simulation, it's real. But I understand why you see it that way and it's not like I can prove it either way

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i didnt say "simulation" to mean its not real, i think its real too, just a simulation in the sense that someone has created it for specific purposes, and that there may be infinite others like it, doesnt make it any less real for us or for the ones who created it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yes. i also think it's "virtual" to the Creator, which is why He incarnated as Jesus in human form. Kind of like making a video game character in a video game because you can't enter the video game directly.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why does it have to be a simulation? Why can't it be a geometry?

            You may require a broader education base.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're subjecting god to mathematical bullshit, which is art of the fallen

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            take your silly israelite worship elsewhere

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God knows math better than anyone

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do americans struggle with basic maths?
    why do you think americans struggle more than any other group

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you have zero apples zero times how many apples did you have?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you have one apple, because you got none no times means you got at least 1

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          holy frick, do people know this??? We could solve world hunger. All we have to do is realize we have no apples no times, and one will suddenly appear. Imagine the people we could feed, infinitely, forever!!!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Buena Suerte Diego

            Enjoy your drone probe

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if you had no apples no times that means you had apples some times moron

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        zero apples zero times = 0 * 0 == 0^2. Try again.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Buena Suerte Diego

          Zero holocausts zero times equals losing 1/3 of your land.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no youre supposed to multiply the apple precisely zero times, not once
          thats the only way to pull the apple from the æther

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The nothing is not a something, therefore any operation with nothing is “not solvable” (our version of “undefined” because even if something is not solvable you still can define it otherwise, as in case of most operations with 0).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nope
          the nothing becomes something with magic

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >nothing becomes something with magic
            I thought you needed Hellmann's mayo

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But how many 0-apple groups do you have?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          1
          I don't have any apples

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's undefined. For convenience, it's often defined as 1.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    x^0=1
    therefore 0^0=1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, but x^0=1 because number divided by itself equals 1. Thus x^b÷x^b=1, and as x^b÷x^b=x^(b-b)=x^0, x^0=1.
      But you can't divide with a 0.
      But you can't divide with a 0

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing = absence of everything, including physical laws. You cannot know how shit behaves in this extreme.

        You also cannot know how 0 apples actually behave as currently 0 apples simply means that the information for building an apple in front of your stupid face is not available and instead there is an information to build it elsewhere, the fact that there is an actual level defining how physical shit behaves is simply presumed in basic maths, but it’s not available at the extreme nothing/0. So the correct answer to any operation with nothing/0 is not solvable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WTF is say....4^-1?

        WTF is 81^-2?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Negative exponents are divided rather than multiplied. Therefor

          4^-1 = 1/4
          81^-2 = 1/(81*81)

          Partially the reason many American school students fail at higher math is because we get taught PEMDAS, which is often wrong. As an example what is the answer to

          4/4/4

          If you plug that into most calculators, you will get the wrong answer.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          x^-y = 1/x^y

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you CAN divide with a zero
        just use a placeholder like with imaginary numbers, theres just no real point because it doesnt give you consistent results

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What stupid Black person made this? It's not even "undefined" it's "indeterminate"

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think I remember my professors saying it’s 1 but I didn’t understand then and I don’t understand it now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it means there are holes in the matrix through which you can manifest the physical from nothing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      any number to the power of 0 is 1

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >any number
        Any number except 0

        0^0 = n
        0^(1-1) = n
        0/0 = n

        If n = 0 then 0^0 = 1 but also 0/0 =1 which can't happen

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *If n = 1 then 0^0 = 1 but also 0/0 =1 which can't happen
          Fixed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's an indeterminate form. Same as infinity/infinity, 1^infinity, etc.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Horribly shit education system, it's intellectually handicapped us after getting progressively worse for 40 years.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That'll make the computer running our simulation crash.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ZERO AND ZERO
    IS NOTHING BUT ZERO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the fabric of reality says shows that zero multiplied by zero zero times actually pulls a number out of the æther
      math is magical

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remove the Black folk and rednecks and we're just as smart as any other white country.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't forget the foreign hispanics flooding our schools that can't even speak English fluently. Hard to teach people who don't speak the native language.

      Strange how we have the lowest standardized test scores but have the highest rated higher education in the world. And as a side note, the reason Chinese are known for being good at math is because their national standardized testing is split into two parts, Mathematics and Comprehensive (everything else).

      Now if you want to talk about a country with a really shitty education system, in India students protested when they weren't allowed to cheat on exams, which is why 95% of their tech graduates can't write code that will compile.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/02/09/india-tried-to-stop-cheating-in-school-so-half-a-million-students-just-skipped-exams/

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do americans struggle with basic maths?
    I struggle with colonized britgays pluralizing math and saying shit like in hospital instead of the hospital.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    0^0 = e^log(0^0) = e^(0*log(0)) = e^0 = 1
    easy.

    (Technically that's wrong cause log(0) is undefined but you can show that x*log(x) converges to zero if x goes to zero.)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The limit of the function f(x) = x^x is 1 as x goes to zero. The limit of the function f(x) = 0^x is 0 as x goes to 0.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It is what it is. In the end it's just a definition.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, which is why I said it was an indeterminate form (

          It's an indeterminate form. Same as infinity/infinity, 1^infinity, etc.

          ). The definition you use depends on the context of how you're using 0^0.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    undefined is a trick answer. It's bullshit

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    infinity times infinity is infinity
    nothing times nothing is nothing
    stop being moronic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That would be zero squared. Zero to the zeroeth power is just irrational gibberish.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They imported some cotton machinery 200 odd years ago which somehow gets counted into statistics.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If we look at the graph of x^x as x approaches 0, we can see that the value approaches 1. You can also do the following with your calculator:
    >0.1^0.1 = 0.794...
    >0.01^0.01 = 0.954...
    >0.001^0.001 = 0.993...
    >0.0001^0.0001 = 0.999...
    >etc.
    Obviously this is not the same as 0^0 as we're talking about limits, but since x^x approaches 1 as x approaches 0, it's useful in certain contexts to define 0^0 as being equal to 1. Saying that it's undefined/indeterminate is also fine, again depending on the context.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    binomial coefficient proves it as 1, but I feel this is due to a misunderstanding in mathematics, but due to our current understanding of maths it proves to 1.
    It's not math that is ever used for anything, our current understanding of math is the best approximiation we've been able to come up with so far, it has internal consistancy.
    There are similar 'glitches in understanding' in other fields of science. For example, there are 2 stable forms of Hydrogen, meaning any atom that contains hydrogen doesn't have a freezing point but instead an "average freezing point" including water.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you believe 0^0=1, Satan is going to rape you in hell.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Undefined Black folk

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Undefined Black folk

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, 0^0 is undefined

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not 1 because anything multiplied by 0 is 0

    (* Importing necessary libraries *)
    Require Import Arith.
    Require Import Lia.

    Set Printing All.
    (* Define the power function, which maps (0,0) to 0 instead of the conventional 1 *)
    Fixpoint pow (a n : nat) : nat :=
    match n with
    | 0 => match a with
    | 0 => 0
    | _ => 1
    end
    | S n' => a * pow a n'
    end.

    (* State the theorem that 0^0 is not equal to 1 *)
    Theorem zero_power_zero_not_one : pow 0 0 <> 1.
    Proof.
    unfold pow.
    discriminate.
    Qed.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    never 0, usually 1, sometimes undefined
    but yeah, math isn't as strict as people believe it is

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Benson 1999 "The choice whether to define 0^0 is based on convenience, not on correctness. If we refrain from defining 0^0, then certain assertions become unnecessarily awkward. ... The consensus is to use the definition 0^0 = 1, although there are textbooks that refrain from defining 0^0."

      AKA math homosexuals are lazy and define literally incorrect statements as true because they feel like it because it makes math easier.
      it's cope for literal morons in mathematics and the fact of the incompleteness

      prove it's 1
      >fun fact: you can't
      it's defined as 1 because you're lazy and can't be bothered to develop theorems that work for all natural numbers, saying shit like 0^0=1 is literal math cope

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >prove it's 1
        >>fun fact: you can't
        what part of "math isn't as strict as people believe it is" did you not understand?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What part of you can't prove 0^0 = 1 do you not understand?
          What part of incompleteness do you not understand?
          defining it as such is math cope.

          >mathematics morons: 0^1 = 0 but 0^0 = 1
          let me define what the frick ever i want when it suits me,
          >muh calculus of indeterminate forms

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What part of incompleteness do you not understand?
            that's literally what I'm hinting at, you illiterate serf

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I said that because you ignored the incompleteness fact in my original post and you postured, acting like you knew something that i didn't.

            morons: 0^1 = 0
            "^1" means nothing moron, you just wrote 0=0 and you are surprised by that?

            >"^1" means nothing moron
            wrong. exponentiation is an operation involving two numbers: the base and exponent. it's defined by b^n, where b is the base and n is the power; when n is a POSITIVE integer, aka 1+m where m is a natural number, exponentiation corresponds to repeated multiplication of the base: b^n is the product of multiplying n bases.
            aka raising to the power of 1 means something, like (1^1 == 1*1 = 1), (2^1== 2*1 ==2), (3^1== 3*1 ==3)
            you know nothing and are moronic.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you postured
            you are incredibly insecure. i never hid anything, i flat out stated that math isn't as strict as people believe. you're just an imbecile with a chip on his shoulder.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, you're the one who responded claiming i didn't understand incompleteness when I literally said it in the same post.
            you're the one with the lazy chip on your shoulder. you need to learn to do calculus of indeterminate forms without defining 0^0=1

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >claiming i didn't understand incompleteness
            quote me, moron

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >HURDUR what part of "math isn't as strict as people believe it is" did you not understand?
            fricking pesud, who can't even remember what he said. you are literally saying i don't understand that math isn't strict, aka that it is incomplete.
            math isn't strict == math is incomplete.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you are literally saying i don't understand
            that's not at all what i meant. i meant that you did not read my post correctly and that when you challenged me to "prove that it's 1" you misunderstood my post

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >that's not at all what i meant.
            say what you mean then because you just come off as not understanding English.
            if you meant I did not read my post correctly, you could have been direct, instead you postured like a fricking moron.
            you couldn't even be bother to mention e^0 = 1. that's all you had to say and you would have been respected, but instead you're dumb as frick and can't even into limits

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >you just come off as not understanding English
            >you could have been direct
            this has to be trolling, you can't be serious at this point. absolute fricking moron, get your head checked for brain damage

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's hilarious to me that dutch are shamelessly direct and honest, and americans are shamelessly indirect and dishonest.

            it makes for great entertainment to any outsider who is well-versed in both cultures.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >wrong.
            it literally means "no change", like adding zero or multiplying by 1. why do you expect 0 to change into something when you purposely output the same thing you input?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            morons: 0^1 = 0
            "^1" means nothing moron, you just wrote 0=0 and you are surprised by that?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >let me define what the frick ever i want when it suits me,
            this but unironically.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    0 to 0 is 1, as you approach its graph from both sides its 1, so it has to be 1 in the middle too

    any other answer is onions NU-math that should be discarded
    >m-muh exceptions!!!!!!!

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1^1 = 1
    0.1^0.1 = 0.794...
    0.01^0.01 = 0.954...
    Etc.
    0.000001^0.000001 = 0.999...

    Then :
    lim 0^0 = 1-

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have nothing, you cant do anything' ,That is a real world understanding of ZERO

    Only an idiot would want to express this insanity of being able to do something to nothing as MATHS

    OP is a homosexual

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you take the limit of x^0 as x goes to 0 from the right, it equals to 1.
    If you take the limit of 0^x as x goes to 0 from the right, it equals to 0.
    These two limits try to find what 0^0 equates to, and they are different. The expression is undefined. Easy peasy. Git gud, learn calculus.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it equals 1

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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