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#1 2013-10-18 05:55:36

Registered: 2013-07-12
Posts: 91

Addition as Repeated Increment


Just as multiplication is repeated addition, addition is repeated increment.
For example, [3+n = ((n++)++)++], i.e (3+n) is n incremented three times.

Where can I read about this? What keywords to use while searching?
Thanks for help.


#2 2013-10-18 09:51:58

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From: Harlan's World
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Re: Addition as Repeated Increment

I'm not sure I know the exact answer to yiur question, but you may want to read about Peano's axioms. It seems a bit related to your question.

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