# Distance to City

• 08-17-2003
DavidP
Distance to City
so lets say you are driving to a city....any city...chicago for example, and you see signs along the way showing how many miles away the city is, for example:

Chicago - 237

etc...
so you keep getting closer to Chicago, until the sign says

Chicago - 3

when 20 minutes later, you see another sign:

Chicago - 5i

then:

Chicago - 17i

Something is definitely wrong....

(Just some more random thoughts of mine, feel free to comment)
• 08-17-2003
XSquared
And what exactly is the point of this thread?
• 08-17-2003
DavidP
there isnt a point, really...

but then, how would you feel if you saw a sign that said

Chicago - 17i miles

it would make you think something is very wrong...
• 08-17-2003
XSquared
If I saw a sign that said Chicago - 17i miles, I'd try to remember what I had been smoking earlier, and make a note to get more. :p
• 08-17-2003
Silvercord
firstly I see nothing wrong, you did not have us make any assumptions. If you had us assume that we were getting closer and closer to chicago then I'd definitely start to feel worried, but I can just as easily assume on my own free will that you are just getting farther away from the city.

Secondly when you say i do you mean i as in any algebraic variable that needs to be solved for, or is it the imaginary number i? (the square root of -1)

and thirdly, the spoon isn't bending, you're just standing on your head you dirty moron!

and fourthly when you say
Quote:

Chicago - 17i miles
do you mean negative 17 i miles or just the absolute value of 17i miles?
• 08-17-2003