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Topic: 1 + 1 = 2
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Re: 1 + 1 = 2
Posted: Jun 14, 1996 8:35 PM
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gsb@CompuPick.com wrote:

> a = 1
> b = 1
> a = b
> ab = b^2
> ab - a^2 = b^2 - a^2
> a(b - a) = (b + a)(b - a) [factor]
> a = b + a
> 1 = 2
>
> Right?


Wrong. On the factor line you divided both sides of the equation by (b-a).
Early you stated a = 1 and b = 1 so (b-a) = 0. You cannot divide both sides
of the equation by 0. You were correct up to that point though.
That was a tricky proof. Some people in this forum will not be able to solve
it.






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6/14/96
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6/16/96
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Jon

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