# 1:2 Ratio /w Doubling Numbers...

## Does it ever change?

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16
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#### Jordan K

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Alright, the basic point of my post was to get your minds and mathematical skills working. Anyways... here's how it's going down, if you start with 2 and 4 (which obviously means one half).

Before continuing: Make sure you read everything to it's fullest before continuing on to the next step or you will completely ruin the challenge of this game.

Step 1: Keep doubling both numbers. Make a conclusion, does the number ratio ever change from 1:2? Say that you continued this forever, would it ever change?

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i vote yes

I voted no.

#### Jordan K

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Lol, I will reveal the answer in 5 days when the poll closes (my vote doesn't count, because I already know the answer. My vote may be right, may be wrong. )

B

I say no

#### Alejandro

##### Staff
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Community Support
Of course not!!

I vote yes.

I voted no.

#### moose

##### New Member
No and this can be explained.

(I hope you aren't using any college level stuff. If not, its NO)

SPOILER!! DON'T VIEW AND GET PISSED.

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1:2 is the ratio.

To mathematically write down doubling both numbers, you do..

1 x 2a : 2 x 2a

x means multiply

a is the variable to show which number you're on. (How many times you have doubled.)

Since ratio's are just fractions rewritten,

That makes the above look like this

2a/4a

So the a's cancel out and the 2/4 = 1/2.

Get it?

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Voted no.

#### swirly

##### Active Member
i heard that it DOES lol therefore i voteth yes!

#### Jake

##### Developer
Contributors
idk i may be crazy, but i voted yes

I voted NO!

#### Jordan K

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Interesting, I thought I was going to see everyone voting for one option. Nice to see some people voted the wrong option too haha (whether you were wrong or you voted on purpose lol).

#### humphrey

##### New Member
no: if u double the numbers, u can always simplify it by 2^n, where n is the number of times u doubled the numbers and you will get 2 and 4 again
(yes, i am a math nerd =P)

#### Alejandro

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humphrey said:
no: if u double the numbers, u can always simplify it by 2^n, where n is the number of times u doubled the numbers and you will get 2 and 4 again
(yes, i am a math nerd =P)
There's no need to be a math nerd to know that! It's obvious.

#### moose

##### New Member
aaorozco said:
humphrey said:
no: if u double the numbers, u can always simplify it by 2^n, where n is the number of times u doubled the numbers and you will get 2 and 4 again
(yes, i am a math nerd =P)
There's no need to be a math nerd to know that! It's obvious.

That was a very nice way to get that said.

I voted no...