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Math Has a Fatal Flaw

Math Has a Fatal Flaw

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Is Dust Mostly Dead Skin?


  • Talha Medet
    Talha Medet2 orë më parë


  • D
    D2 orë më parë

    this is great but what is the problem ? or why people want to make that a problem ? for me this is just an effect of these numbers. i mean, this is just like that, but the human want to find a sense in everything ^^ We could just take that as a gift for art and generating stuff, like many numbers.

  • Chigozie Truth
    Chigozie Truth2 orë më parë

    The real world application of this is in those stocks that start at $7, get pumped to around $50, then dumped back down to $1 where it keeps bouncing from $1 to $4 and back to $1, as there is heavy buying pressure at $1 from dip buyers and the company trying to keep their share price above $1 to comply with the exchange.

  • Germany Ball
    Germany Ball2 orë më parë

    I'm not wanting to insult anyone who speaks English, but... what's up with the German a?

  • SuperSneakySniper
    SuperSneakySniper2 orë më parë

    0:23 Video: "pick a number. Any number." Me: "Alright. 7." Video: "Seven? Good choice." Me: *turns around*

  • Daddy Mc Crackin'
    Daddy Mc Crackin'2 orë më parë

    Nutshell: *The hexagon is the bestagon*

  • Mr Chow
    Mr Chow2 orë më parë

    it's 4X boys, your welcome

    EUGENE DE BEER2 orë më parë

    The reason the problem exists is because of the two rules that are applied for no reason 🤔

  • Speed
    Speed2 orë më parë

    Such a shame public schools in the USA have taken science and other classes out of the curriculum and replaced it with critical thinking which is no thinking at all.

  • sergeant frog, commenter legend
    sergeant frog, commenter legend2 orë më parë

    school taught me it's 4x.

  • I like chicken nuggets
    I like chicken nuggets2 orë më parë

    So do they just have a computer consistently running numbers through this or did they give up after 295 quintillion or whatever

  • C S
    C S2 orë më parë

    Here’s me saying the answer is 4x

  • Leonardo Vocino
    Leonardo Vocino2 orë më parë

    beautiful design and editing. edutainment at its best.

  • GigaChad
    GigaChad2 orë më parë


  • Bolly Smith
    Bolly Smith2 orë më parë

    The wet clave reciprocally turn because hospital analytically dam until a joyous ruth. nice, ubiquitous organ

  • Williams Alfred
    Williams Alfred2 orë më parë

    • The economy hardship, recession, unemployment and loss of job caused by covid pandemic is enough to push people into financial ventures.

  • Mr.T
    Mr.T2 orë më parë

    The first equation's graph reminds me of a mountainous techtonic fault line

  • Alex Alvarez
    Alex Alvarez2 orë më parë

    Mr. Derek: To actually evaluate if autonomous driving should be pushed forward, the number of accidents should be put in perspective regarding the number of risky situations, the number of cars involved (as traffic and per accident) and how would the swarm of vehicles would behave if faced in several types of accidents. Legally, who would be to blame if the driver / owner is not responsible? Company? Mechanic? Perhaps a deeper insight is required. MHO.

  • rainbow Devil
    rainbow Devil2 orë më parë

    Can we just give a salute to Jupiter please

  • enlightendbel
    enlightendbel2 orë më parë

    Being the most correct is the best correct.

  • Stone Monkey
    Stone Monkey2 orë më parë

    Bill gates "I hope the conspiracy theories go away" (chop) 🎬

  • Miguel 1226
    Miguel 12262 orë më parë

    Someone said this is the basis behind the "simplicity vs complexity" philosophies within the video game Destiny and I have been searching for a while on what it was called because I forgot what they specifically named it. Thank you!

  • Williams Alfred
    Williams Alfred2 orë më parë

    • The economy hardship, recession, unemployment and loss of job caused by covid pandemic is enough to push people into financial ventures.

  • Mark Contatore
    Mark Contatore2 orë më parë

    Interesting take on numbers in mathematics also needing to reach entropy.

  • Sofie :3
    Sofie :32 orë më parë

    Am still surprised coz I chose 7 too

  • SuperDrumwolf
    SuperDrumwolf2 orë më parë

    then WHY do people still use facebook? STOP!!!!!

  • Maxx B.
    Maxx B.2 orë më parë

    So is there a way we can genetically engineer us to be 0% attractive to mosquitos and kill malaria as well?

  • Munir Safdar
    Munir Safdar2 orë më parë

    It's 3x +1 So 9 ÷ 3 =3 10 - 9= 1 Its probably just our number system if you develop a number system where instead on 10 units you have 11 units. You would probably end up with the number 2, if you modify the equation with the right constant. I think it all boils down to 10 - 9=1 I don't have time but this would be fun to explore

  • Williams Alfred
    Williams Alfred2 orë më parë

    • The economy hardship, recession, unemployment and loss of job caused by covid pandemic is enough to push people into financial ventures.

  • Evlfahad
    Evlfahad2 orë më parë

    0 is use more than 1

  • Justin Osborne
    Justin Osborne2 orë më parë

    What if you apply this to all living beings that have ever existed?…. Theres VERY few creatures that still exist since the world began. Also what if DNA follows this?

  • Razor 404
    Razor 4042 orë më parë

    -0.33333333 thank me later ;)

  • EpicWinNoob
    EpicWinNoob2 orë më parë

    Kind of hard to solve a math problem when there's no solution. If it's literally just Divide by 2 if it's even and multiply by 3 and add one if it's odd, You're either going to have an odd or even number so you'll just keep doing this forever. There is literally no point to this at all.

  • Djaouida Saoudi
    Djaouida Saoudi2 orë më parë

    Thx for the headache !

  • Kyle Lin
    Kyle Lin2 orë më parë

    Me: plays rock paper scissors Me: Chooses paper Friend: Chooses scissors Me: Creates origami rock Friend: *Wait that's illegal*

  • Just_Simon
    Just_Simon2 orë më parë

    Cant we just explode it before it hits?

  • Human
    Human2 orë më parë

    Is there anyone else that thought 3x+1 was 10? I was thinking 3x would be like a square meaning 3x3 which is 9 add a 1 is 10. Anyone else had the same thought process?

  • Anigeek 1246
    Anigeek 12462 orë më parë

    I forgot that I was on ALthe lmao. That’s how invested in this I was.

  • MMR Daring
    MMR Daring2 orë më parë


  • SAMUEL- BR.man__
    SAMUEL- BR.man__2 orë më parë

    And I’m hitting my lil bro for not knowing what’s 9+10 *HOW CONVENIENT *

  • Luke Szatmary
    Luke Szatmary2 orë më parë

    Why can't they just add reviews? If videos got rated with stars, and people literally could leave feedback according to consistent metrics you'd have a way more reliable way to run the algorithm. Yet here it is years later and they still haven't even implemented surveys for anything other than "have you seen this ad"

  • Justwantahover
    Justwantahover2 orë më parë

    My channel is not viral and l already get more emails that l can handle. I don't think l could handle going viral. I would have to just empty my email every few days and ignore them all.

  • Ayden Bales
    Ayden Bales2 orë më parë

    12:32 lol

  • Marcelo Boeira
    Marcelo Boeira2 orë më parë

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought: 3x + 1 = 0 x = (-1/3) Done!

  • Stewart Lynch
    Stewart Lynch2 orë më parë

    3x + 1 = 3. Solved!

  • Rahim Lashari
    Rahim Lashari2 orë më parë

    Im one of that unlucky guy with unlucky mosquito attraction gene. 😔

  • mrfedupable
    mrfedupable2 orë më parë

    It does not.

  • tom Ickes
    tom Ickes2 orë më parë

    I am a bit confused why people are having problems with this ....... With in the rules the return over time is less than one. So you will always end up in the loop. Consider a Las Vegas slot machine. No matter how much money you start with and no matter how many times you win. If you continue playing you will end u with $0.00. It is just a matter of time........Same with this ..

  • Aetheriox
    Aetheriox2 orë më parë

    they were built from the bottom up, cuz im pretty sure building them from the top down is like impossible, or at least far too difficult to do in an okay amount of time

  • commenting account
    commenting account2 orë më parë

    This explains my weird stats in almost all video games

  • Deputy Dog
    Deputy Dog2 orë më parë

    The graphics in Derek's videos keep getting better.

  • Naruto Kid
    Naruto Kid2 orë më parë

    why is this such a good video

  • Seymour Butts
    Seymour Butts2 orë më parë

    I prefer Hasse's Algorithom.

  • merik1991
    merik19912 orë më parë

    3:07 what if we put both clocks at the middle of the 1km and move them both at the same time to start and end point? I’m just a stupid guy who’s curious

  • Isomer Mashups
    Isomer Mashups2 orë më parë

    Me, looking at the 6 mosquito bites on my right arm: "interesting..."

  • trinitrojack
    trinitrojack2 orë më parë

    This is of particular interest to me as years ago my mother bought me a salt lamp for the health benefit. The reason she did so was after I related how, in the past, when I traveled on vacation to a nice warm beach during the winter and I was feeling ill, my condition would rapidly improve within a day or two. I almost wound up buying an ionic air filter as well, but now I'm glad I never did.

  • Yesha Croe
    Yesha Croe2 orë më parë

    We are built imperfectly , math same. But really , i cant solve sht.

  • Adam Schaeffer
    Adam Schaeffer2 orë më parë

    So... a random math formula presented to the world resulted in an endless random pattern. Ok. I think we finally solved that conundrum! Now can we invent flying cars? It's 2021 I was promised flying cars

  • munifucent
    munifucent2 orë më parë

    I don't get the problem can someone explain pls

  • RageAddictionChains
    RageAddictionChains2 orë më parë


  • Luka Pavošević
    Luka Pavošević2 orë më parë

    My question is: What is the problem tho?

  • Sedgrick Williams
    Sedgrick Williams2 orë më parë

    If you know what x is...what's the issue?

  • Zack1948
    Zack19482 orë më parë

    For the thumbnail the answer is -1/3

  • Rich.Raptor
    Rich.Raptor2 orë më parë

    i got the answer its atleast 3 probably

  • Gábor Bolicska
    Gábor Bolicska2 orë më parë

    What happens if we move to ternary or senary numeral system?

  • Ethan Miguel Serkey
    Ethan Miguel Serkey2 orë më parë

    😡 You misspelled Erdős. It's a Hungarian double acute, which is very much NOT a German Umlaut nor an English diëresis.

  • Edo Syaputra
    Edo Syaputra2 orë më parë

    You spin me right round baby right round like a "3x+1" baby..

  • Siddhant Agarwal
    Siddhant Agarwal2 orë më parë

    The US tested with 920 explosions but won't let other countries test any. Turds.

  • Baron Saturnyne
    Baron Saturnyne2 orë më parë

    Eat raw garlic, helps a lot

  • GD SnickOPOP
    GD SnickOPOP2 orë më parë

    Imagine not splitting the last cookie :/

  • Victor Diesco
    Victor Diesco2 orë më parë

    What about 3/x+1

  • Yo Soy Nadie
    Yo Soy Nadie2 orë më parë


  • teedr
    teedr2 orë më parë

    alot of people are going to hate this

  • Google User
    Google User2 orë më parë

    Define how it is a robot.