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Theorem 1kp2ke3k 20835
Description: Example for df-dec 10127, 1000 + 2000 = 3000.

This proof disproves (by counter-example) the assertion of Hao Wang, who stated, "There is a theorem in the primitive notation of set theory that corresponds to the arithmetic theorem 1000 + 2000 = 3000. The formula would be forbiddingly long... even if (one) knows the definitions and is asked to simplify the long formula according to them, chances are he will make errors and arrive at some incorrect result." (Hao Wang, "Theory and practice in mathematics" , In Thomas Tymoczko, editor, New Directions in the Philosophy of Mathematics, pp 129-152, Birkauser Boston, Inc., Boston, 1986. (QA8.6.N48). The quote itself is on page 140.)

This is noted in Metamath: A Computer Language for Pure Mathematics by Norman Megill (2007) section 1.1.3. Megill then states, "A number of writers have conveyed the impression that the kind of absolute rigor provided by Metamath is an impossible dream, suggesting that a complete, formal verification of a typical theorem would take millions of steps in untold volumes of books... These writers assume, however, that in order to achieve the kind of complete formal verification they desire one must break down a proof into individual primitive steps that make direct reference to the axioms. This is not necessary. There is no reason not to make use of previously proved theorems rather than proving them over and over... A hierarchy of theorems and definitions permits an exponential growth in the formula sizes and primitive proof steps to be described with only a linear growth in the number of symbols used. Of course, this is how ordinary informal mathematics is normally done anyway, but with Metamath it can be done with absolute rigor and precision."

The proof here starts with  ( 2  +  1 )  =  3, commutes it, and repeatedly multiplies both sides by ten. This is certainly longer than traditional mathematical proofs, e.g., there are a number of steps explicitly shown here to show that we're allowed to do operations such as multiplication. However, while longer, the proof is clearly a manageable size - even though every step is rigorously derived all the way back to the primitive notions of set theory and logic. And while there's a risk of making errors, the many independent verifiers make it much less likely that an incorrect result will be accepted.

This proof heavily relies on the decimal constructor df-dec 10127 developed by Mario Carneiro in 2015. The underlying Metamath language has an intentionally very small set of primitives; it doesn't even have a built-in construct for numbers. Instead, the digits are defined using these primitives, and the decimal constructor is used to make it easy to express larger numbers as combinations of digits.

(Contributed by David A. Wheeler, 29-Jun-2016.) (Shortened by Mario Carneiro using the arithmetic algorithm in mmj2, 30-Jun-2016.)

Assertion
Ref Expression
1kp2ke3k  |-  (;;; 1 0 0 0  + ;;; 2 0 0 0 )  = ;;; 3 0 0 0

Proof of Theorem 1kp2ke3k
StepHypRef Expression
1 1nn0 9983 . . . 4  |-  1  e.  NN0
2 0nn0 9982 . . . 4  |-  0  e.  NN0
31, 2deccl 10140 . . 3  |- ; 1 0  e.  NN0
43, 2deccl 10140 . 2  |- ;; 1 0 0  e.  NN0
5 2nn0 9984 . . . 4  |-  2  e.  NN0
65, 2deccl 10140 . . 3  |- ; 2 0  e.  NN0
76, 2deccl 10140 . 2  |- ;; 2 0 0  e.  NN0
8 eqid 2285 . 2  |- ;;; 1 0 0 0  = ;;; 1 0 0 0
9 eqid 2285 . 2  |- ;;; 2 0 0 0  = ;;; 2 0 0 0
10 eqid 2285 . . 3  |- ;; 1 0 0  = ;; 1 0 0
11 eqid 2285 . . 3  |- ;; 2 0 0  = ;; 2 0 0
12 eqid 2285 . . . 4  |- ; 1 0  = ; 1 0
13 eqid 2285 . . . 4  |- ; 2 0  = ; 2 0
14 2cn 9818 . . . . 5  |-  2  e.  CC
15 ax-1cn 8797 . . . . 5  |-  1  e.  CC
16 2p1e3 9849 . . . . 5  |-  ( 2  +  1 )  =  3
1714, 15, 16addcomli 9006 . . . 4  |-  ( 1  +  2 )  =  3
18 00id 8989 . . . 4  |-  ( 0  +  0 )  =  0
191, 2, 5, 2, 12, 13, 17, 18decadd 10167 . . 3  |-  (; 1 0  + ; 2 0 )  = ; 3
0
203, 2, 6, 2, 10, 11, 19, 18decadd 10167 . 2  |-  (;; 1 0 0  + ;; 2 0 0 )  = ;; 3 0 0
214, 2, 7, 2, 8, 9, 20, 18decadd 10167 1  |-  (;;; 1 0 0 0  + ;;; 2 0 0 0 )  = ;;; 3 0 0 0
Colors of variables: wff set class
Syntax hints:    = wceq 1625  (class class class)co 5860   0cc0 8739   1c1 8740    + caddc 8742   2c2 9797   3c3 9798  ;cdc 10126
This theorem was proved from axioms:  ax-1 5  ax-2 6  ax-3 7  ax-mp 8  ax-gen 1535  ax-5 1546  ax-17 1605  ax-9 1637  ax-8 1645  ax-13 1688  ax-14 1690  ax-6 1705  ax-7 1710  ax-11 1717  ax-12 1868  ax-ext 2266  ax-sep 4143  ax-nul 4151  ax-pow 4190  ax-pr 4216  ax-un 4514  ax-resscn 8796  ax-1cn 8797  ax-icn 8798  ax-addcl 8799  ax-addrcl 8800  ax-mulcl 8801  ax-mulrcl 8802  ax-mulcom 8803  ax-addass 8804  ax-mulass 8805  ax-distr 8806  ax-i2m1 8807  ax-1ne0 8808  ax-1rid 8809  ax-rnegex 8810  ax-rrecex 8811  ax-cnre 8812  ax-pre-lttri 8813  ax-pre-lttrn 8814  ax-pre-ltadd 8815
This theorem depends on definitions:  df-bi 177  df-or 359  df-an 360  df-3or 935  df-3an 936  df-tru 1310  df-ex 1531  df-nf 1534  df-sb 1632  df-eu 2149  df-mo 2150  df-clab 2272  df-cleq 2278  df-clel 2281  df-nfc 2410  df-ne 2450  df-nel 2451  df-ral 2550  df-rex 2551  df-reu 2552  df-rab 2554  df-v 2792  df-sbc 2994  df-csb 3084  df-dif 3157  df-un 3159  df-in 3161  df-ss 3168  df-pss 3170  df-nul 3458  df-if 3568  df-pw 3629  df-sn 3648  df-pr 3649  df-tp 3650  df-op 3651  df-uni 3830  df-iun 3909  df-br 4026  df-opab 4080  df-mpt 4081  df-tr 4116  df-eprel 4307  df-id 4311  df-po 4316  df-so 4317  df-fr 4354  df-we 4356  df-ord 4397  df-on 4398  df-lim 4399  df-suc 4400  df-om 4659  df-xp 4697  df-rel 4698  df-cnv 4699  df-co 4700  df-dm 4701  df-rn 4702  df-res 4703  df-ima 4704  df-iota 5221  df-fun 5259  df-fn 5260  df-f 5261  df-f1 5262  df-fo 5263  df-f1o 5264  df-fv 5265  df-ov 5863  df-recs 6390  df-rdg 6425  df-er 6662  df-en 6866  df-dom 6867  df-sdom 6868  df-pnf 8871  df-mnf 8872  df-ltxr 8874  df-nn 9749  df-2 9806  df-3 9807  df-4 9808  df-5 9809  df-6 9810  df-7 9811  df-8 9812  df-9 9813  df-10 9814  df-n0 9968  df-dec 10127
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