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**Date:** Thu Jan 31 2002 - 16:24:13 PST

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Fantasy math is equipped to deal with problems others consider insolvable. For example, dividing by 0 is often considered to be taboo. We can get around this by defining the constant j as the inverse of 0, so that 0 times j is equal to 1. This makes possible new solutions to many difficult equations, as can be shown by the following proof that there is a value x satisfying 0x - 4 = 9: 0x - 4 = 9 0x = 12 x = 12j QED Numbers containing j are not considered real, but are part of the set of fantasy numbers. Future rules must each contain at least 1 fantasy number. -- Rule Date: 2002-02-01 00:23:06 GMT

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