Math question - going from 0 to 1

grrl

Diamond Member
Let me explain. If you go from 1 to 2 or 2 to 4, etc, that is called doubling. 3 to 9, 4 to 12, tripling (or trebling). And so on. But is there a special term to describe the discrete step from 0 to 1? I'm thinking about only non-negative integers here - 0, 1, 2, 3.... and am assuming the series begins with 0 and is simply looking to count the number of something.

42?

j/k I don't know

gopunk

Lifer
incrementing by 1?

pennylane

Diamond Member
42

*EDIT* Lack of quick-reply and roommate hogging bandwidth got me beat to the punch.

I don't think there is a special term other than just simple "counting."

HonkeyDonk

Diamond Member
it's called... adding 1? that's all i can think of it as. haha.

chuckywang

Lifer
Originally posted by: gopunk
incrementing by 1?

:thumbsup:

There is no one term that describes that.

Counting.

Daishiki

Golden Member
doubling and tripling involve multiplication. so you're asking what do you multiply 0 by to get 1? when you get an answer let me know.

grrl

Diamond Member
Originally posted by: chuckywang
Originally posted by: gopunk
incrementing by 1?

:thumbsup:

There is no one term that describes that.

Thanks. I'm now laughing at myself for seriously replying to gopunk.

grrl

Diamond Member
Originally posted by: xUCIxDaiSHi
doubling and tripling involve multiplication. so you're asking what do you multiply 0 by to get 1? when you get an answer let me know.

I wasn't really looking at it that way, I was simply looking at an integral change in a total number of something and whether is there a special term for when the count goes from 0 to 1.

DeRusto

Golden Member
I hereby decree that this action of going from 0 to 1 shall be known as "unpling".. 1 is the unple of 0

Shooters

Diamond Member
I disagree with everyone!

The correct answer is that you're decrementing by -1.

42

UncleWai

Diamond Member
it's the integral of the slope between 0 and 1, which comes out to be

42.

yoda291

Diamond Member
I think all those series start at the number 1 as opposed to starting at zero. I don't think there is a step going from zero to 1.

The only other explanation I can think of is that each term exists independent of the previous term.

For instance, "doubling" is really just listing the powers of 2.

so 2^0 = 1
2^1 = 2
2^2 = 4

Kelemvor

Lifer
Originally posted by: xUCIxDaiSHi
doubling and tripling involve multiplication. so you're asking what do you multiply 0 by to get 1? when you get an answer let me know.

Exactly.