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Why is the proposition 一个半小时是三个半小时 true?

As in any language, when people communicate with each other, they have to do their best to avoid any possible confusion and ambiguity. Intentionally taking advantage of word ambiguities is a kind of ...
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Why is the proposition 一个半小时是三个半小时 true?

一个半小时是三个半小时 true? It is a word-playing joke 一个半...brief pause...小时 (one and a half hour) = 三个(three)...brief pause... 半小时 (half an hour) - TRUE 一个半...brief pause...小时 (one and a half hours) = 三个半......
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Why is the proposition 一个半小时是三个半小时 true?

It's a joke: The first is read (一个半)小时 = "(one and a half) hours". The second is read 三个(半小时) = "three (half hours)". With these two interpretations, they're mathematically ...
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