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

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  1. ryobi

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    Riddle.

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

    My answer,

    A decimal, percentage and fraction are all different but the exact same thing, .5 = 50% = 1/2.
     
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    If something is different it cannot be the exact same. Neither linguistically nor mathematically.:p
     
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