# What are 3 things in math that are different but the exact same thing

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1. ### ryobiWell-Known Member

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Riddle.

What are 3 things in math that are different but the exact same thing?

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3. ### tecoyahWell-Known Member

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Perhaps we have different interpretations of the term "Exact".

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I'd guess zero, the null set and something else (1-1)?

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1.5 = 90 = 1:30

1.5 minutes = 90 seconds = 1 minute and 30 seconds

Just 3 different ways to represent the same thing in math but without the accompanying qualifiers the math would be wrong.

Probably other examples out there but that is the simplest that I can think of off the top of my head

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6. ### ryobiWell-Known Member

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A decimal, percentage and fraction are all different but the exact same thing, .5 = 50% = 1/2.

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