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Absurd Arithmetic

Submitted By:ThinksForFun
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Step 1. Start with five, which is five.
Step 2. Add one, giving six.
Step 3. Add one, giving eight.
Step 4. Subtract one, giving nine.
Step 5. Subtract one, giving three.
Step 6. Subtract two, giving seven.

What is going on here? In what situation does this make sense?


The things being added and subtracted are not the same as the things they are resulting in.

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