Bayoubill’s Ongoing Ponderance of the “Four-Corners” Question…

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    The states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico all meet at a common point, popularly referred to as “Four Corners”.

    This point is analogous to the “origin” (i.e., “0”) on a two-dimensional X-Y Cartesian plane. (You may recall from elementary algebra that the Cartesian plane is separated, by way of the X and Y axes, into four separate regions that meet at the origin.)

    so...

    Question 1: Do the States of Colorado and Arizona touch each other…?

    Question 2: Do the States of Utah and New Mexico touch each other…?

    Question 3: If you answered “yes” to Questions 1 & 2, please explain how this is possible.
     
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    According to wikipedia



    The United States first acquired the area now called Four Corners from Mexico after the Mexican–American War in 1848. In 1863 Congress created Arizona Territory from the western part of New Mexico Territory. The boundary was defined as a line running due south from the southwest corner of Colorado Territory, which had been created in 1861. This was an unusual act of Congress, which almost always defined the boundaries of new territories as lines of latitude or longitude, or following rivers. By defining one boundary as starting at the corner of another Congress ensured the eventual creation of four states meeting at a point, regardless of the inevitable errors of boundary surveying.[1] The area was first surveyed by the U.S. Government in 1868 as part of an effort to make Colorado Territory into a state, the first of the Four Corners states formed. The first marker was placed at the spot in 1912.[2] The first Navajo tribal government was established in 1923 to regulate an increasing number of oil exploration activities on Navajo tribal lands.[3]

    and remember -- you read it on the internet so it must be true.
     
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    The points converge.
     
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    this tells me nothing I didn't already know...

    I already said the corners of the four states meet at a common point...


    the questions remain:

    1: Do the States of Colorado and Arizona touch each other…?

    2: Do the States of Utah and New Mexico touch each other…?

    3: If you answered “yes” to Questions 1 & 2, please explain how this is possible.
     
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    and then do what...?


    asymptotes also converge, infinitely close but never quite touching...
     
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    At a single point, all are together. Draw a line from Colorado to the point, and you will reach Arizona.
     
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    if you thus have Colorado connected to Arizona, you will have created a barrier that prevents Utah from touching New Mexico...
     
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    Only if you stop. Thus, walk it & let the board know. ; )
     
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    I'm not sure you understand the question...

    you seem to be taking about something else entirely...
     
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